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4.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 54.3 out of 5 4.30 (37 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rizzoli and Isles Series Release Date: August 2001 ISBN: 9780553754056
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In her most masterful novel of medical suspense, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen creates a villain of unforgettable evil—and the one woman who can catch him before he kills again.

He slips into their homes at night and walks silently into bedrooms where women lie sleeping, unaware of the horrors they soon will endure. The precision of the killer’s methods suggests he is a deranged man of medicine, propelling the Boston newspapers and the frightened public to name him “The Surgeon.”

The cops’ only clue rests with another surgeon, the victim of a nearly identical crime. Two years ago, Dr. Catherine Cordell fought back and killed her attacker before he could complete his assault. Now she hides her fears of intimacy behind a cool and elegant exterior and a well-earned reputation as a top trauma surgeon.

Cordell’s careful facade is about to crack as this new killer recreates, with chilling accuracy, the details of Cordell’s own ordeal. With every new murder he seems to be taunting her, cutting ever closer, from her hospital to her home. Her only comfort comes from Thomas Moore, the detective assigned to the case. But even Moore cannot protect Cordell from a brilliant hunter who somehow understands—and savors—the secret fears of every woman he kills.

Filled with the authentic detail that is the trademark of this doctor turned author…and peopled with rich and complex characters--from the ER to the squad room to the city morgue—here is a thriller of unprecedented depth and suspense. Exposing the shocking link between those who kill and cure, punish and protect, The Surgeon is Tess Gerritsen's most exciting accomplishment yet.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Gerritsen fans know by now what to expect from her: a fascinating story with a gripping plot and believably human characters. Such is The Surgeon, and, in places, then some. Let new readers learn what the fans delight in.
  • -Booklist

  • "Gliding as smoothly as a scalpel in a confident surgeon's hand, this tale proves that Gerritsen...has morphed into a...suspense novelist whose growing popularity is keeping pace with her ever-finer writing skills."
  • -Publisher's Weekly
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/20/2014

    " Very good, a little bloody, but I enjoyed it. Looking forward to picking up the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 2/18/2014

    " This was an intense book. I stayed up late reading it, because I wanted to find out what would happen. The killer is very evil. I was a little annoyed by the parts where we are in the killer's head. I thought it was giving away too much about his identity, and I wanted to be more surprised. This was the first appearance of Jane Rizzoli, and I found her a bit whiny and abrasive, but I still enjoyed reading about her and the case. Tess Gerritsen has written some memorable books and this is one of them. I can't wait to read more from her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenie Henry | 2/14/2014

    " O my god it good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 2/13/2014

    " When I realized that the new TV series Rizzoli & Isles was based on these books, I wanted to read them first! I was not disappointed! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Innes | 2/6/2014

    " Good whodunnit written by someone who actually knows the medical stuff. Lovely gory details. If you are looking for Isles, she doesn't appear until book 3, I'm told. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/17/2014

    " Typical Gerritsen. A good listen on a commute because it doesn't need much attention. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer Deutsch | 1/13/2014

    " Great book! I watched the TV series for a while but vastly enjoyed the books more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 1/12/2014

    " Not so much about Rizzoli; Isles isn't even in this first book of the series. Detective Moore is really the focus of this book. But that doesn't detract from this book. I had trouble putting it down. It was compelling, fast-paced and psychological. I'm looking forward to reading more Gerritsens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ilinca | 1/10/2014

    " As mysteries go, this is a great one. Though I'm a classical detective novel fan, this is all it needs to be - cold, brutal, disquieting, suspenseful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 1/4/2014

    " This woman is a genius when it comes to mystery writing: plot twists, suspense, police officers chasing leads, obsession. Hello, awesomeness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 11/27/2013

    " Talk about an attention grabber. Loved every minute of this read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanon | 11/24/2013

    " It was so hard to put this book down, the story line was well put together and there was so much detail it made you actually see what was happening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 11/6/2013

    " Quick read. I'll probably read the next one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 6/25/2013

    " I loved The Surgeon! I am now working my way on to the rest of the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nina | 10/12/2012

    " love it and i will be reading more from this author. i also discovered there was a tv series based on these books, so i watched the whole 3 seasons online and loved it too. now i am back to reading my books. by the way, this was an audible edition. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shawna | 4/7/2012

    " Definitely not the same as the show but still a good read. It had some scary moments and it was a relatively quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 1/25/2012

    " Gruesome!! But i could not put this book down from start to finish! Im onto the next one "the apprentice" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole Gonzales | 1/25/2012

    " Love her books! She was an internist b4 she started writing and so she puts a lil touch of that in her books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caity | 1/1/2012

    " This is most definitely the book for you if you like your thrillers. From the first page, this book will have you hooked. Not for the faint-hearted. Suspenseful and intense, it leaves you wanting only one thing; more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jumanah Sa | 9/3/2011

    " THE BEST BOOK I HAVE READ UNTIL NOW!! It has fulfilled my every need in a crime novel! HIGHLY RECOMMANEDED "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 8/21/2011

    " This was the scariest serial killer book (for me) - that I've ever read! It stays with me to this day. I read it shortly after it came out and then read her other books. I met her at a book signing at Books & Company, in Kettering, Ohio... She is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robyn | 8/16/2011

    " Scary right to the end!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona | 5/27/2011

    " Brilliant, didn't want to put it down "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cyn | 5/23/2011

    " Not a bad book all around but I was disappointed with the Rizzoli character being such a weak woman for someone with such a tough job. Maybe I expected too much from this book but it didn't make me want to read any more in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 5/21/2011

    " This was the scariest serial killer book (for me) - that I've ever read! It stays with me to this day. I read it shortly after it came out and then read her other books. I met her at a book signing at Books & Company, in Kettering, Ohio... She is awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 5/21/2011

    " My first but not last Gerritsen, riveting. Read it years ago, still remember it. Released in 2001 but offered free when kindles were first released. Cool marketing tool for authors, I just had to read more by her. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruby | 5/20/2011

    " Couldn't put this book down - kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish!
    I didn't like to read this genre usually, but this book alone changed my opinion! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 5/18/2011

    " I think I would have enjoyed it more if I hadn't seen the show first. Still, finished it and put the next in the series on hold. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debebete | 5/15/2011

    " This is by far the best suspense novel I have ever read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johanna | 5/14/2011

    " I started in the middle of this series when I picked up one of her books on a whim and then started at the beginning. I am eager to read her newest one and will wait for each book that will follow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oriana | 5/1/2011

    " Wonderful chilling story but the romantic relationship bored me to tears. I was so much more interested in Rizzoli! Can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 4/29/2011

    " This is a suspenseful page-turner that will keep you up at nights wanting more and still leaving you wonder until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn | 4/25/2011

    " Really enjoyed this - I love her style. It just grabs you and never lets go. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 4/14/2011

    " Very tricky of interweaving characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 4/13/2011

    " I could NOT put this down! It was excellent!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonetta | 4/12/2011

    " Good story, well paced. A bit too much description of gruesome details. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Satchwill | 4/9/2011

    " I think the exclamation "So bloody good!" is appropriate here. Loved it, and it opened me up to a whole genre I hadn't even considered before. "

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About the Author
Author Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen, a former phyisican, is the internationally bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, The Silent Girl, and The Surgeon, a work for which she won the RITA Award and the Nero Award. She also wrote a screenplay, Adrift, which was made into a movie for television in 1993. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the inspiration for the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles. Gerritsen currently lives in Maine.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.