The Surgeon (with Bonus Content): A Rizzoli & Isles Novel (Mass Market Paperbound)

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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER A briskly paced, terrifically suspenseful work that steadily builds toward a tense and terrifying climax. People (Page-turner of the week)

He slips into homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, about to awaken to a living nightmare. The precision of his methods suggests that he is a deranged man of medicine, prompting the Boston newspapers to dub him The Surgeon. Led by Detectives Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli, the cops must consult the victim of a nearly identical crime: Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and filled an attacker before he could complete his assault. Now this new killer is re-creating, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell's ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. And neither Moore nor Rizzoli can protect Cordell from a ruthless hunter who somehow understands and savors the secret fears of every woman he kills.
A] top-grade thriller . . . Sharp characters stitch your eye to the page. An all-nighter. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Creepy . . . will exert a powerful grip on readers. Chicago Tribune

About the Author

New York Timesbestselling authorTess Gerritsenearned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced detective Jane Rizzoli inThe Surgeon(2001) and Dr. Maura Isles inThe Apprentice(2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, includingThe Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, andDie Again.Her latest novel is the standalone thrillerPlaying with Fire.A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine."

Praise For…

"Gerritsen fans know by now what to expect from her: a fascinating story with a gripping plot and believably human characters. Such is The Surgeon, and, in places, then some. Let new readers learn what the fans delight in.


"Gliding as smoothly as a scalpel in a confident surgeon's hand, this tale proves that Gerritsen...has morphed into a...suspense novelist whose growing popularity is keeping pace with her ever-finer writing skills."

-Publisher's Weekly

Product Details
ISBN: 9780345447845
ISBN-10: 0345447840
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Publication Date: July 30th, 2002
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Rizzoli & Isles Novels