The Surgeon

The Surgeon

(Rizzoli & Isles series 1)


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‘This is crime-writing at its nerve-tingling best’
Harlan Coben

A killer is targeting lone women, torturing and murdering them. The precision of his methods leads Detective Jane Rizzoli to suspect he is medically trained.

Then Jane makes a terrifying discovery. Years ago a young woman was assaulted in a similar way. She escaped by shooting her attacker dead.

So why does it feel like he’s stalking her again?

© Tess Gerritsen 2002 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


  • 'Gerritsen uses prose like a scalpel to slice deep into your mind. Piling on shock after shock and twist upon twist, this is a book best read in one sitting and with the lights full on. A breathtaking and absorbing thriller.'
    Good Book Guide

About the author

Tess Gerritsen

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess’s interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.
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