Monday, June 20, 2011

The Surgeon -- Tess Gerritsen

I found this book accidentally while searching for the season two premiere of Rizzoli and Isles. Some of you may not know what that is, so I'll inform you. Rizzoli and Isles is a TV show based on the Rizzoli and Isles series written by Tess Gerritsen. The books include;

  1. The Surgeon
  2. The Apprentice
  3. The Sinner
  4. Body Double
  5. Vanish 
  6. The Mephisto Club
  7. The Keepsake
  8. Ice Cold 
  9. The Silent Girl.
After completely freaking out over the books I had finally found what I was looking for, and am happy to inform you that Rizzoli and Isles resumes on TNT on July 11th, 2011.

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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 suggest 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 killed 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 even 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 sectet fears of every woman he kills.
 First, let me say that this is not one of the books that I would usually read. I usually read YA fiction and things of that nature. The Surgeon was a happy accident and I am delighted that I've found something that peaks my interest outside of my "comfort zone".

As you can probably tell from the excerpt above, this book is would be categorized as mystery/crime/horror-ish. Basically what happens is this woman--Catherine Cordell--is brutally attacked by a man named Andrew Capra and ends up killing him. After the attack Catherine moves to Boston and starts a new life as a surgeon. Things are going well, until women start getting attacked again in the exact same way that Andrew Capra would attack his victims. Detective Jane Rizzoli, the only woman in the homicide unit at Boston Police Department, attempts to prove herself as a capable Detective by attempting to track down this new killer, nicknamed "The Surgeon" for the precise way that he attacks women. (I'm not sure if I want to go into detail as to how he attacks women because it's kind of graphic and this is a book geared more towards adults, so you're just going to have to read the book and find out.) Throughout this book you will find betrayal, lies, scandal, and some life-altering information on some primal human urges which lead to new discoveries and views on the human race. This is a definite must read for those interested in crime and criminal behavior.

Read on!

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