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The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1)
The Surgeon - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1
Author: Tess Gerritsen
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 preci...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345447838
ISBN-10: 0345447832
Publication Date: 8/21/2001
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 148 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 60 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
Excellent serial killer/suspense story. Very well written with characters highly developed. Extremely hard to put down once you start reading.
mahbaar avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 111 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
OK, this book is very well-written and suspenseful. Those who enjoy Elizabeth George's Lynley/Havers mysteries will surely spot similarities between Jane Rizzoli and Barbara Havers. But for me, this book crossed the line of my tolerance for gore and creepiness. Too much detail to the gore, a medical setting with graphic descriptions of trauma-center medical cases, too much viewpoint of the killer. Worth a try if you have a tolerance for more gore and creepiness than the Lynley/Havers mysteries.
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 34 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
This is one of her best - kept me on the edge of my seat, and couldn't put it down!
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Ok, creepy creepy creepy - but excellent writing. This one is followed up the The Apprentice. Look out Detective Rizzoli! You'll want to read them both.
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 144 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Fast paced reading with characters you can keep tract of without going back to see who they are. Keeps one guessing and reading. I liked it.
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gotchagal avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 97 more book reviews
Excellent book and a tense read. This was the first Tess Gerritsen book I read, and I've since read most of her others as a result of how much I enjoyed The Surgeon. I have not been disappointed. Neither will you.
sgray29 avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
I wasn't really awed until the end of the book. If we had 1/2 stars, I'd go 3 1/2 stars. Although I found most of the story to poke along, the end was pretty suspenseful & not horribly obvious.
The whole "Rizzoli & Isles #1" is a little misleading. Rizzoli was in the book, but I never saw Isles. I've never seen the television series based on these books. I love a good series, so I'll surely pick up #2 soon.
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on
Excellent book. Held my attention - and now it's holding my husband's attention. Now readingthe 2nd book in the series.
lee avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 131 more book reviews
Love Tess Garritsen!
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
This is Tess's foray and one of her best in my opinion. Impossible to put down and very graphic. If you're squeamish, don't pick this book up. She is a master storyteller that adds the most intricate of details from a medical standpoint. Her background lends itself to writing amazing books like this as well as her others such as Harvest. I am a big Tess fan and have communicated directly with her in email. Very personable and a brilliant storyteller.
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 14 more book reviews
I enjoyed the Rissoli and Isles TV series so when I discovered it was taken from the series of books I looked for the first book of the series. I have read almost all of the Patricia Cornwell books but this book was more graphic in a less scientific way, from the view of the killer. That threw me a little at first but the story line drew me in. There are story lines on several characters but they are introduced in a way that is easy to follow. There is also a great love story between two of the characters which isn't resolved until the end. I enjoyed the book and will read more in this series.
ramblingrose avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
very good. I love the Rizzoli/Isles series
heather73 avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
This was a fascinating thriller..I love all of Tess Gerritsens books and this was fast past and kept my attention from beginning to end!
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Great, suspenseful book
mindyislosingit avatar reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
I've enjoyed reading this book. Rizzoli is a little softer on the TV show than in the book. Maura is not in this book at all. I liked the characters and got pulled in and actually felt sympathy for them and cared about them. Good book. Looking forward to book 2 "The Apprentice".
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 88 more book reviews
Two years ago Dr. Catherine Cordell had been successful in escaping a sexual assault. She had killed her attacker. Now women are being brutally killed in almost identical manner - details never released to the public. She feels he is taunting her and now she is also in danger. Even Detective Thomas Moore cannot protect her from the Surgeon. Gripping suspense.
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on
AWESOME, AWESOME Book. Edge of your seat the whole time!!
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
thrilling!
reviewed The Surgeon (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 1) on + 19 more book reviews
An excellent read if you like gory with lots of twists and turns. Similar style as Patricia Cornwel. Read this one before "The Apprentice."


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