The Surgeon

The Surgeon

A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

Book - 2016
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A serial killer stalks the women of Boston, killing with surgical precision and the same methods that a previous killer had used. The only hope for catching him seems to lie in Dr. Catherine Cordell, a trauma surgeon who two years earlier killed her attacker and now finds herself being hunted by the copy-cat murderer.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2016
Edition: Ballantine Books premium mass market edition
Copyright Date: ©2001
ISBN: 9781101887424
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Ger


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CRRL_MegRaymond Dec 18, 2017

A killer is recreating the attack endured by Dr. Catherine Cordell. But she fought off and killed her attacker, so who is the copycat and why is he recreating her nightmare assault?

rb3221 Jul 27, 2017

A well written, fast paced and terrifying medical thriller that builds in intensity right to the conclusion. The inside view of the mind and thoughts of the killer surgeon add to the fear and suspense of the novel. The epilogue was a great way to end the novel.
There is good character development mainly with the gutsy, tough cop Jane Rizzoli who certainly has her issues in her male dominated career. I enjoyed Dr. Catharine Cordell and Thomas More, Rizzolis' partner.
The descriptions are authentic and realistic and perhaps a bit too graphic but do add to the realism of the Surgeon and his killings. The multiple viewpoints give the novel a deeper dimension. Overall a satisfying and good read.

Oct 04, 2015

What happened to Isles? Rizzoli looking a bit unsympathetic. Author tired of these characters?
Story line a bit on the hackneyed side, but a good enough read.

fay6634 Jan 31, 2015


Vincent T Lombardo Jan 25, 2015

Too much blood and gore and too many medical terms. I stopped after 50 pages.

hania4987 Nov 16, 2013


Jul 29, 2013

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

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

lfranz Oct 10, 2012

Very good read. Early years of Rizzoli

Jul 18, 2012

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

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