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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Surgeon
  • Tess Gerritsen
  • English
  • 21 August 2017
  • 9780553817065

10 thoughts on “The Surgeon

  1. says:

    Thriller Trigger Warning for discussion of rape.Let s review 1 He identifies and removes only the organ he wants Nothing And what he wants is the womb He hates women, she said He cuts out the one thing that makes them women p.60 2 Ignoring the water bottle and the disgusting object it contained p.67 3 She thought It s my fault I shouldn t have been so careless But that s how it is with women She looked directly at Moore We blame ourselves for everything, even when it s the man who does the fucking p.126 4 Above all, he did not want her to think him condescending More than any woman he d ever met, she commanded his respect p.136 5 Hair was so very personal A woman wears it, sleeps with it It carries fragrance and color and texture A woman s very essence No wonder Catherine had been horrified to learn that a man she did not know possessed such an intimate part of her p.195 6 He only assaults women who act like victims p.247 1 So a womb is the thing that makes a woman Glad we solved that.2 This is Rizzoli thinking and the disgusting object is actually a tampon I m assuming it s unused because how would a bunch of men get a used tampon, let alone shove it into a bottle of mineral water, but how could a clean tampon be considered disgusting unless you hate women and or female bodies 3 Fucking A word with excellent shock value HOWEVER, fucking is sex Rape is not sex Sorry, but you re only perpetuating the misconception that rape is just a kind of unhappy sex Also nice is how this character angry, possibly man hating, woman is saying that all women blame themselves for being raped 4 Oh no, it s not condescending at all to be given respect for being a particular kind of woman, rather than simply a human being You have to respect the ladies in a different way than you respect men Because otherwise that might lead to gender equality.5 Yes, Thomas, that s why Catherine was horrified to find out that HER RAPIST HAD CUT A LOCK OF HER HAIR AS A KEEPSAKE Because hair smells good, and is infused with womanly essences NOT BECAUSE IT S COMPLETELY INVASIVE AND CREEPY AS FUCK.And that final quote Do I even have to explain that no woman acts like a victim The problem with this book is that it revolves around a murderer who hunts, terrorizes, dismembers, and kills women So let s assume he hates women, or at least harbors a lot of rage toward them Then there are the male psychologists who are attempting to understand him, and thus, in a professional setting, use words like bitch, for instance Are they trying to mimic what they see as the thought patterns of the suspect or do they routinely refer to women as bitches It s not clear There s little to no framing language or verbal hedging that allows us to make that distinction The male detectives are trying to track and identify the subject, but they don t let that stop them from enjoying a good rape joke at the crime scene meanwhile Saint Thomas he of the dead wife feels vaguely unhappy about it but doesn t do anything to stop them Even Rizzoli, who is female herself, seems to dislike, suspect, and resent women almost as much as her male colleagues do.I can t separate the narrative from the authorial intent All I know is that it sucks, okay It s full of rape, casual misogyny, and an almost subliminal devotion to the idea that women are VICTIMS VICTIMS VICTIMS Also, according to this, the sole thing that makes a person female is the uterus or god help me womb as they insist on calling it half the time Again, that s probably just what the detectives see as the suspect s mindset, but the conflation of uterus and womb is problematic on any level Not everybody s uterus is a womb.After all that it seems petty to complain about the stilted introspection, the purple prose, the lengthy italicized sections where the murderer talks about his craft in the most pretentious language imaginable, or the fact that I didn t like any of the characters, but I m still going to complain Rizzoli might grow on me, though, so that leaves me with the difficult decision of whether to give Gerritsen another try This is a mediocre book about a terrible subject made worse by clumsy writing about rape, VICTIMS not, let s be clear, survivors , and being female in a male world Um, not recommended for anyone I ve read a lot of trashy thrillers in my time and I will shrug off a lot of iffy things in the interest of mindless entertainment, but this set my mind into angry overdrive Not relaxing at all.

  2. says:

    The Surgeon is a brilliantly written medical thriller, that will have you gripped and terrified from page one until you finish the novel As a avid reader of mystery, suspense thrillers, this novel delivered so much It was all a game The Surgeon fed on terror He attacked women who were victims He was always in control The victims had been tied down, raped and gutted Three women had been raped but only one victim had reported her rape to the police All three had sought medical attention in different places The Surgeon had been attracted to their pain.The story begins with a successful physician named Catherine Cordell who was nearly murdered a few years back in Savannah but lived to tell the tale because she blew her attacker away before he could finish the job With her attacker s death, the string of grotesque torture murders ends in Savannah, but then resurfaces in Boston Which is just where Cordell now resides The new murderer, nicknamed The Surgeon , moves through Boston like air carrying out his sick fantasies that are identical to the string of murders in Savannah You d think it was the same killer, but how could it be Follow this talented author as she masterfully leads her characters to solving the puzzle of The Surgeon, a terrifying tale like none you ve ever read before You will never leave your window open at night again

  3. says:

    Maura Isles is totally missing Jane Rizzoli is so much different than the TV show I am a fan of the TV show so I decided to start with book 1 I was not disappointed in the book, but it was a bit of a shock to see Rizzoli as a homely, outsider fighting for her what was due her The development of the characters was outstanding The focus upon the impact on the lives of victims was fleshed out than in any other crime novel that I have read The surgical element was a bit overdeveloped for my taste, but I am one of those folks who doesn t like blood and gore All in all, this makes a nice read and opens up the series to many diverse paths.

  4. says:

    Detective Thomas Moore recognizes a pattern when a young woman is found gruesomely murdered in her home The details of the crime are identical to that of another young woman he investigated a year ago Even troubling is the link to another assault over two years ago However, the victim, Dr Catherine Cordell, not only survived the attack but killed the man responsible Are they dealing with a copycat or something else Those looking to see Jane Rizzoli Maura Isles featured at the forefront will need to wait until the next book The author decided to explore the Rizzoli character after this story and Isles doesn t make an appearance here This was a graphic story so be prepared for that, not only the murders but the ER trauma procedures Despite that, it s a well written police procedural and mystery along with the medical The characters are well defined, flaws and all Moral and ethical issues abound and are dealt with honestly, not always delivering clear cut resolutions I really liked the bends and twists, fast paced with a climactic ending It also has a perfect set up for the next book I disliked Jane Rizzoli in this story, a lot, but she is someone I want to learn about and maybe will redeem herself.

  5. says:

    Thriller A Thon Book on your TBR the longestJar of Death Pick 9 6th Finished 50 States Thriller Challenge MassachusettsI m going to start this review with a disclaimer The Surgeon is listed as Book 1 in The Rizzoli Isles series but Jane Rizzoli is only a side character in this book and Maura Isles isn t in it at all So if you were a fan of the show and wanted to read this book because of that just be warned its not like the show The Surgeon was a lot darker and much gory than I thought it would be I think I enjoyed because of that You guys know I like my crime thrillers dark, so this was a welcome surprise As I mentioned above Jane Rizzoli isnt the main character in this book, Thomas Moore is I m Catholic so I laughed when I read that name I don t know if he s in the rest of the books but I really like him as a character and I hope he s at least in the next book The Surgeon is about a serial killer who appears to be recreating the kills of a dead serial killer I didn t guess who the killer was but I should have All the clues were there I just missed them This book was dark, creepy, and briskly paced I liked it a lot.

  6. says:

    The Surgeon is book one of the Rizzoli and Isles Series by Tess Gerritsen Detective Thomas Moore and Detective Jan Rizzoli caught murder of a woman whose uterus is missing Both Detective Thomas Moore and Detective Jan Rizzoli started to think is there a serial killer on the loose in their city The readers of The Surgeon will follow the twist and turns of Detective Thomas Moore and Detective Jan Rizzoli investigation into the murders.Tess Gerritsen has provided the readers of The Surgeon a new strong women detective Jane Rizzoli I enjoy reading The Surgeon I like the way Tess Gerritsen describes the problems women have in law enforcements I also enjoy the way, Tess Gerritsen describes the interaction between Detective Thomas Moore and Detective Jan Rizzoli I like the way Tess Gerritsen portrays her characters especially Dr Catherine Cordell Readers of The Surgeon will learn about the consequences of rape for women and how a rapist can come back and attack their victims a second time Also, Readers of The Surgeon will learn about the law enforcement procedures Readers of The Surgeon will learn about hospital procedures and what is involved to be a surgeon.I recommend this book.

  7. says:

    The Surgeon is a brilliantly crafted tale of horror that s just so terrifying that you can t bear not to look Seriously The story begins with a successful physician named Catherine Cordell who was nearly murdered a few years back in Savannah but lived to tell the tale because she blew her attacker away before he could finish the job With her attacker s death, the string of grotesque torture murders ends in Savannah, but then resurfaces in Boston Which is just where Cordell now resides The new murderer, nicknamed The Surgeon , moves through Boston like air carrying out his sick fantasies that are identical to the string of murders in Savannah You d think it were the same killer, but how could it be Follow Gerritsen as she masterfully leads her characters who are real and well developed to solving the puzzle of the Surgeon, a terrifying tale like none you ve ever read before You won t regret it.

  8. says:

    Hell, no one ever knows who the monsters are Detective Thomas Moore was heading to Maine on his vacation when he is called back to Boston There has been a murder The lead detective is Jane Rizzoli The reason Moore is called back is that the latest murder bears striking resemblances to another murder a year ago where he was the lead detective Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli are to work together on this case and she is not happy She is the only female detective in the homicide unit and it is not easy There is no doubt that some of the other detectives treat her badly but Rizzoli has an attitude that does not help her or her career She wants to solve this crime and prove herself without help from her male partners.The two cases that force Moore and Rizzoli to work together involve attacks on women A killer is targeting women Breaking into their homes in the middle of the night, performing ritualistic acts of torture, and then killing them Soon other cases come to light and it looks like they have a serial killer on their hands The press dubs the killer The Surgeon because he appears to use a scalpel in his attacks and has anatomical knowledge As the investigation intensifies Moore and Rizzoli learn of a similar crime spree in Savannah two years ago The last victim, Catherine Cordell, managed to free herself and killed her attacker Now Cordell is living and working in Boston a surgeon The killer in Boston seems to be recreating the crimes that took place in Savannah with chilling accuracy He appears to be taunting her, targeting her Recreating the details of Cordell s ordeal in Savannah Invisible.This is the first novel by Tess Gerritsen that I have read and I enjoyed it very much It won t be the last Thomas Moore was very likable A man they call Saint Thomas who mourns his wife and is honorable Jane Rizzoli was not as likable Especially if you have a preconceived idea from watching television However, I found that Rizzoli grew on me She reminded me of Detective Erika Foster in the series by Robert Bryndza Started out as someone with a bad attitude, a chip on their soldier But, her dedication and hard work in solving the crimes wins you ever and by the end of the book perhaps you see another side of the character.

  9. says:

    Heart stopping read that kept me on the edge of my seat, biting my nails while reading as fast as I could turn the pages Intense suspense at its best

  10. says:

    2.5I did not enjoy this book Starting with one of the most horrifying things people can experience yes, people which I expected because it is implied in the blurb, to the things I annoying stuff didn t expect like Rizzoli s behaviour, among other things.I haven t seen the TV show yet and I hope Rizzoli there is not like this view spoiler When a detective puts her own selfish, low self esteemed feelings before a freaking rape victim, I m kind of done with the said character At one point, she was doing the verbal equivalent of grabbing the woman by her arms and shaking her yelling tell me everything in detail hide spoiler

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The Surgeoncharacters The Surgeon, audiobook The Surgeon, files book The Surgeon, today The Surgeon, The Surgeon 1b5ff IN BOSTON, THERE S A KILLER ON THE LOOSEA 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 ThemBut 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 Doctor With A Mysterious Past Two Years Ago She Was Subjected To A Horrifying Rape And Shot Her Attacker DeadNow The Man She Believes She Killed Seems To Be Stalking Her Once Again, And This Time He Knows Exactly Where To Find Her

About the Author: Tess Gerritsen

Internationally bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her M.D.While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction In 1987, her first novel was published Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller