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The Surgeon : Rizzoli and Isles Series : Book 1 - Tess Gerritsen

The Surgeon

Rizzoli and Isles Series : Book 1

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In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, "New York Times" bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil--and the one woman who can catch him before he kills again.

He slips into their homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, unaware of the horrors they soon will endure. The precision of the killer's methods suggests he is a deranged man of medicine, propelling the Boston newspapers and the frightened public to name him "The Surgeon."

The cops' only clue rests with another surgeon, the victim of a nearly identical crime. Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now she hides her fears of intimacy behind a cool and elegant exterior and a well-earned reputation as a top trauma surgeon.

Cordell's careful facade is about to crack as this new killer recreates, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell's own ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. Her only comfort comes from Thomas Moore, the detective assigned to the case. But even Moore cannot protect Cordell from a brilliant hunter who somehow understands--and savors--the secret fears of every woman he kills.

Filled with the authentic detail that is the trademark of this doctor turned author . . . and peopled with rich and complex characters--from the ER to the squad room to the city morgue--here is a thriller of unprecedented depth and suspense. Exposing the shocking link between those who kill and cure, punish and protect, "The Surgeon" is Tess Gerritsen's most exciting accomplishment yet.


I would buy more in this series/


Enjoyed reading this book.



I would buy this writer again and again


Exciting reading

St Georges Basin


Intriguing and interesting


Great absolutely no complaints



I have recently purchased the sequal


I love to read and this book had me interested so much that I went out and bought the sequal to it and cant wait to read the next one.



The Surgeon

4.5 4


"Gerritsen fans know by now what to expect from her: a fascinating story with a gripping plot and believably human characters. Such is "The Surgeon", and, in places, then some. Let new readers learn what the fans delight in.


""Gliding as smoothly as a scalpel in a confident surgeon's hand, this tale proves that Gerritsen...has morphed into a...suspense novelist whose growing popularity is keeping pace with her ever-finer writing skills."

"-Publisher's Weekly"

"From the Hardcover edition."

ISBN: 9780345447845
ISBN-10: 0345447840
Series: Rizzoli & Isles Novels
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 30th July 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.2