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  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553824551
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00

The Surgeon

(Rizzoli & Isles series 1)


HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE IT HURTS...‘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?IT'S GORY, IT'S GRIPPING, IT'S GERRITSEN

  • Published: 2 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9780553824551
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $26.00

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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Praise for The Surgeon

Grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go until its hair-raising finish. Deep, dark and very disturbing

Tami Hoag

If you've never read Gerritsen, figure in the price of electricity when you buy your first novel by her, cause baby, you are going to be up all night

Stephen King

If you're home alone, do not risk even the first sentence. Once you've started reading this book, putting it down and saving it 'til later is not an option

Mo Hayder, author of "Birdman"

This book is going to make you squirm... a taut, well-placed and throughly realistic thriller

The List

Superior to Patricia Cornwell and as good as James Patterson... Macabre and gruesome but absolutely riveting


Authentic, convincing descriptions in gut-wrenching detail

The Sunday Times

Contains enough grisly detail to put you off hospitals for life. But if you like your crime medicine strong, this will keep you gripped

Mail on Sunday

A real page-turner. A read-in-one-go novel if ever there was one... an excellent thriller that goes straight to the top of my list

Independent on Sunday

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