The Surgeon - Tess Gerritsen (Rizzoli & Isles #01)

The Surgeon (Jane Rizzoli & Maura Isles, #1) - Tess Gerritsen

This is my first book by Tess Gerritsen, and I really enjoyed it!


Curiously, while this series is called "Rizzoli and Isles", there is no Isles character in the whole book. I assume it's going to be introduced in the second one, so we can finally see the duo at work. Unfortunately for me, the part of the duo they did introduced, I didn't like. Jane Rizzoli seems like a good person and a good cop, but it was beyond annoying to read her being defensive all the time. I understand that she's had a rough life, being minimized in her own family and having to constantly prove herself at work, but COME.ON, GET OVER IT! As a woman, it was very upsetting to see someone complaining about being treated differently because she is a woman, and then acting PRECISELY the way they expect her to, and having no control over her emotions, even compromising her work. Now, that was probably what the author had in mind, so we can see Rizzoli slowly evolving into a better person in the following books, but still, it was annoying.


I particularly liked detective Thomas Moore, for being such a decent guy, no matter what happens, and he is one of the main reasons I liked this book as I did, because you love him from the very beggining, and even more after you get to know his story. I hope to see him in the rest of the books as well.


As for the crime itself, I won't spoil anything, but I loved the medical descriptions, and how the story developed, athough I was a bit exasperated because it takes them like 200 pages to realize where they have to look for the killer, after you've been yelling the location at them from page 50.


Anyway, 3,5 stars and I will continue reading the series!



What's it about? (from Goodreads): In Boston, there's a killer on the loose. A killer who targets lone women, who breaks into their apartments and performs terrifying ritualistic acts of torture on them before finishing them off. His surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician - a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them.
But as homicide detective Thomas Moore and his partner Jane Rizzoli begin their investigation, they make a startling discovery. Closely linked to these killings is Catherine Cordell, a beautiful medic with a mysterious past. Two years ago she was subjected to a horrifying rape and attempted murder but she shot her attacker dead. Now she is being targeted by the new killer who seems to know all about her past, her work, and where she lives.
The man she believes she killed seems to be stalking her once again, and this time he knows exactly where to find her..