Book Review

THE SURGEON
by Tess Gerritsen

Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Thriller, Suspense

RT Rating

Be prepared to have your heart race and your pulse pound, as Tess Gerritsen takes you on a trip to the nightmare world of THE SURGEON. If it's high-voltage suspense you're after, you've found the right book!

Several years ago, after barely escaping from the grasp of a serial killer in Savannah, Dr. Catherine Cordell killed the murderer and then moved to Boston to start a new life.

Now, in tranquil Boston, the Savannah killings begin again. Police detectives, Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli, manage to uncover the connection between the Savannah and Boston murders: Catherine.

She is in shock, numbed by the realization that the nightmare she thought was over has followed her to Boston. Worse, the police, who have dubbed the killer the Surgeon, are beginning to suspect about Catherine herself.

As the Surgeon steps up his killing spree, he torments Catherine, stalking her daily life but somehow remaining invisible until he kills.

(Aug., 368 pp., $7.99 - Hardcover published September 2001.)

Reviewed By: Toby Bromberg

Publisher: Ballantine

Published: August 2002

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

More By This Author

Reader Reviews Write a Review ›

The Surgeon

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 5, 2012 - 9:15pm.

A serial killer is butchering women in Boston. The police don't have much to go on, until they find that there was identical murders in Savannah a couple of years ago where the last victim shot the killer. That last victim, Dr. Catherine Cordell, has since moved to Boston. Could this series of murders have something to do with her?

Wow! Fantastic suspense that keeps the reader glued to the book. My rating: 5 Stars.