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A serial killer is on the loose in Boston. The victims are killed in a particularly nasty way: cut with a scalpel on the stomach, the intestines and uterus removed, and then the throat slashed. The killer obviously has medical knowledge and has been dubbed "the Surgeon" by the media. Detective Thomas Moore and his partner Rizzoli of the Boston Homicide Unit have discovered something that makes this case even more chilling. Years ago in Savannah a serial killer murdered in exactly the same way. He was finally stopped by his last victim who shot him as he tried to cut her. That last victim is Dr Catherine Cordell, who now works as a cardiac surgeon at one of Boston's prestigious hospitals. As the murders continue, it becomes obvious that the killer is drawing closer and closer to Dr Cordell, who is becoming so frightened that she is virtually unable to function. But she is the only person who can help the police catch this copycat killer. Or is it a copycat? To complicate matters even further, Detective Moore, often referred to as Saint Thomas as he continues to mourn the loss of his wife, is getting emotionally involved with the doctor.
The suspense in The Surgeon is almost unbearable. The writing is superb and the stunning twists and turns make it almost impossible to put down. --Otto Penzler, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Published in 2001, this is the first of Tess Gerritsen’s books featuring Jane Rizzoli. It brings together an intricate plot, gruesome corpses – the result of the ubiquitous serial... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Dr R
Loved this book was gripped from start to finish. Can't wait to read the next in the series. Brilliant bookPublished 14 days ago by Jem
I used to be an avid reader but worked long hours and didn't have time to read much until I retired. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Archie
Riveting I had to download next book the apprentice straight away, stayed up two nights to get them both read.Published 16 days ago by Kirsten Ni Neill
Great book, like all of Gerritsen's. But I think people should be warned that Dr Isles does not actually feature in this book. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Rachel Heah