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The Surgeon

Gerritsen, Tess (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Authors: Gerritsen, Tess
Title: The surgeon
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2001
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,24 cm
ISBN: 0345447832
0345447840
Statement of Responsibility: Tess Gerritsen
Subject Headings: Boston (Mass.) Fiction Serial murders Fiction Police Massachusetts Boston Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Serial murders
Police
LCCN: 2001035901
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Nov 16, 2013
  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

chilling!

Jul 29, 2013
  • ashmo325 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was exactly what I was looking for in a good summer read. It kept me engaged and eager to read all the way to the end. Pretty easy read as well..shouldn't take more than a solid day or two at the beach to finish! Super creepy, and I enjoyed the medical aspects of the book.

May 28, 2013
  • wilqser rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Thriller about a serial killer and the woman he tortures. Expected more but was disappointed.

Oct 10, 2012
  • lfranz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good read. Early years of Rizzoli

Jul 18, 2012
  • bette108 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

scary and brutal - not for the squeamish...but a thriller that kept my attention to the end

Jun 23, 2012
  • gloryb rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A medical mystery page turner. I had to suspend disbelief several times: detective falling in love with victim on first sight; badly maimed victim shooting to kill; detective working a hot trail all alone, etc. The author lets us know about half way through who among the limited characters the real killer is. She then fills her plot with references to Greek mythology to show that women have been sacrificed by men since the ages, of course, to appease the gods, hoping that the reader will see some connection to her story. Another filler that can be scanned over quickly are the numerous surgical details in the corner's reports. IMO, some flaws, but a good read. First mystery book I have read where the main character, the lead detective, Rizzoli, plays such a minor role. She is not liked by other characters, struggles to make herself "heard", and is constantly fighting for control of "her" case. All this friction among colleagues! What a tough life a female detective has!

Apr 08, 2012
  • loudem rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very good novel. Plenty of action with no dull moment. The rhythm is relentless till the end. I'll read more from this author.

Mar 29, 2012
  • Abby0429 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Decent, not heart racing but it kept you thinking. At times when you were reading from the killers point of veiw I felt like it was taken to extremes, just a little too graphic. And is it just me or do all authors like to start out with a really graphic novel when it comes to cop mysteries? I don't know, but I seem to have found a pattern in that the first book in a series as the most graphic one.

Dec 29, 2011
  • fdenlinger rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It is well written, but a bit creepy for my taste. The POV shifts are hard & being inside of the serial killer made me feel dirty.

Nov 20, 2011
  • jinx402 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoy the Rizzoli & Isles TV show. I started this series years ago and forgot to keep track of it. I am thankful the show reminded me. Ms. Gerritsen is a great author. I could't put the book down even though I knew how it ended.

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Feb 13, 2011
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