Monday, December 3, 2012

The Surgeon by: Tess Gerritsen

Title: The Surgeon
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 220
Series: Rizzoli & Isles #1


In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, "NewYork 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 thefrightened 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 isabout 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 onlycomfort 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 just the beginning of Tess Gerritsen's pulse-pounding series of crime thrillers featuring the unforgettable characters Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles.

My Thoughts:

This book is incredible Jane Rizzoli is trying to solve the murder of women in Boston which match up to a killer who went after four women in Georgia, where only one woman survived a Boston Dr. Catherine Cordell, who has tried very hard to erase what happened to her back in Georgia and the man who died Catherine's attacker.

The Surgeon is a crafty little bugger who manages to sneak around the hospital without anyone figuring out who he is.  He's driving little Catherine quite bananas as she can't figure out who it is and now she is afraid of the people she works with.  Could it be the partners in her Dr. office?  The man who is a partner and been trying to pick up Catherine since she started at the hospital.

This book had tons of twists and turns, action and adventure and the big curiosity about whether Rizzoli would get the bad guy in time.  A great page turner that I fell deeply into and couldn't predict the outcome if I tried.

Like others I'm a HUGE fan of the show and thought I'd see where the books get me and since my mother in law is a huge Tess Gerritsen fan I figured what the heck why not!

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