The Surgeon is the name given to a bizarre serial killer who preys on young women and attacks them in their sleep. Unfortunately for his victims, their journey towards death is not a pleasant one and his “surgery” is done without comfort in mind.
“I would like to be there when the police arrive, but I am not stupid. I know they will study every car that creeps by, every face that stares from the gathering of spectators on the street. They know my urge to return is strong. Even now, as I sit in Starbucks, watching the day brighten outside the window, I feel that room calling me back. But I am like Ulysses, safely lashed to my ship’s mast, yearning for the sirens’ song. I will not dash myself against the rocks. I will not make that mistake.”
Detectives Thomas Moore and Jane Rizzoli race against time to find the killer before he strikes again. Their troubles compound when their murders seem to mimic those of a killer that has been dead for years.
“The blood was now over two days old. The cleaning service had not yet come in. But even with their detergents and steam cleaners and cans of white paint, they could never fully erase what had happened here, because the air itself was permanently imprinted with terror.”
If you like a fast-paced murder thriller, this one’s for you.