This book, The Surgeon, is a thriller from start to finish. Horrible acts are taking place against women in Boston. These same acts were done in Savannah by Andrew Capra two years before. Boston Police don’t understand how his crimes are taking place in their city. This is because back in Savannah his last victim survived and killed him.
Yet here he is again. He’s choosing victim’s who have been raped. He’s stalking and murdering but something is different. It’s not the same M.O. as before, it’s altered. The Surgeon is not raping and then killing, instead he’s picking victims who have already been raped. What does this mean? Who is this man? How has he not been detected?
His focus is on Dr. Catherine Cordell. She is the one who survived. She killed Andrew Capra two years ago. She brought his rein of terror to an end. Yet she and the detectives know that a ghost cannot be committing these heinous crimes.
Enter Detective Jane Rizzoli. She is assigned a murder case, one of The Surgeon’s handiwork. But until a second victim is discovered they don’t realize that they are dealing with a serial killer.
Jane, who always feels the need to prove herself, works tirelessly on this case. Even when she is taken off the case she still continues to dig. Asking the questions that the male officers did not. Hunting the hunter the only way she can.
Does The Surgeon finish what Andrew Capra started? Does Dr. Catherine Cordell survive? Does Jane Rizzoli stop the madman or does he stop her?
I give The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen five out of five stars. I was on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The author even gives the reader glimpses into the mind of a psychopath. As an added bonus there is realism in many of the scenes as Tess Gerristsen is a licensed doctor. Such a gripping read. I can’t wait to read the next book of this series, which the TNT TV show “Rizzoli & Isles” is based on.
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