REVIEW: The Surgeon


Title: The Surgeon
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Finished: August 24, 2010
Pages: 359
Published: 2001
Format: first edition

After starting to watch the new TV show on TNT, Rizzoli & Isles, I heard it was based of a great series and I knew I had to check it out.

Jane Rizzoli is a rookie cop, the only girl in her division, and at this point the butt of every joke and all the female commentary in the office. All she wants is to be one of the boys, track down killers and save lives, but it’s nearly impossible.

When a series of brutal killings against sexual assault victims come to Boston, it’s not long before they find a connection between Boston and Savannah, Georgia were a series of similar murders took place.

One survivor is all that remains to help them try to piece together this puzzle of the mysterious surgeon who is slowly becoming the most feared man in Boston and amongst women. Rizzoli finds herself facing a moral dilemma – she wants the surgeon so bad that she puts her career at risk and becomes a bigger target for everyone in the department, and a possible liability.

To prove she is a good cop, perfect for the job, and just as capable as any man, Rizzoli begins her own fight by secretly searching for the surgeon herself, and stumbles upon the most unexpected.

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