The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Hot sultry summer in downtown Boston, and homicide detective Thomas Moore is called back from holiday to be told there's a serial killer at large. This isn't just any serial killer. This is a predator who targets lone women, breaks into their apartments in the early hours of the morning, and commits bizarre ritualistic acts of torture on his victims before finishing them off. The killer's surgical skills lead police to suspect he is a physician working alongside unsuspecting doctors and nurses at the Pilgrim Medical Center - a physician who, instead of saving lives, takes them in the most terrifying of ways. As soon as Moore and his partner, Detective Jane Rizzoli, begin their investigation, they make a startling discovery. Closely linked to these Boston killings is Catherine Cordell, a beautiful surgeon with a mysterious past. Two years ago in another city she was the subject of a horrifying rape and attempted murder, but shot her aggressor dead. Now she is being targeted by this new killer, who seems to know all about her past, her work at the Medical Center, what car she drives and, crucially, where she lives. The man she believes she killed now seems to be stalking her once again, only this time he knows exactly where to find her, and nowhere is safe...In THE SURGEON, Tess Gerritsen has written a high-octane, page-turning novel as gripping as it is terrifying. Filled with the authentic detail that is the trademark of this doctor-turned-author, and peopled with rich and complex characters, this is psychological suspense at its very best.