Friday, 25 November 2011

The Surgeon

Tess Gerritsen's The Surgeon is set in Boston: Detectives Jane Rizzoli and Thomas Moore are investigating a series of murders that have been attributed to 'The Surgeon', labelled so for horrific but precise skills used to maim victims. 

The branding of  as a 'Rizzoli and Isles Thriller' is slightly miss-leading: Isles is not present and Rizzoli, while having her primary character traits and family history established, almost takes a back seat to Moore's story arc with Dr. Catherine Cordell.  Their arc in particular reminded me of Girl Missing, a stand alone Gerritsen story, especially with the lemon Mercedes.  Other than that The Surgeon was a great start to the series; it has a steady plot that gave no early hints or clues as to who the eventual culprit is, which ensures that Gerritsen will keep you hooked until the last page.

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