Today I am going to discuss Tess Gerritsen, she is well know for her series of the Rizzoli and Isles books. There are eleven books in this series, in order they are The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner, Body Double, Vanish, The Mesphisto Club, Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last To Die and Die Again. These are fabulous books and I recommend them to everyone. However, if you have watch the TV series featured on TNT then I would not read these books and if you have read these books then do not watch the TV show. Nothing on the show matches the book, the show is loosely related the books and I mean really loosely.
Before I got a library card I would hunt for book fairs so I could get books really cheap, I read so much that I would totally go broke if I had to pay full price for every book I read. I look for and by books at these fairs for the authors that I know but since the books are so cheap I will look and buy books for authors that I haven’t read before, you can get a paper back book for one dollar, so I’m not out much money by buying a book that I didn’t end up liking. So at one book fair I pick up The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen, not realizing that this was the Rizzoli and Isles show and also that it was the second book in the series. I realized pretty quick that this book was about the show or more like the show was based off this book and then I did some research on Tess and saw that she had many books in this series. It was kind of a bummer that I read The Apprentice before The Surgeon because the bad guy is the same in both books. They find out who the murderer is in the first book but he ends up escaping in the second book. So since I read The Apprentice first, I knew who the murderer was when I read The Surgeon. So I hope with my list above, you all will read them in order.
Tess Gerritsen has many other stand alone books as well. My absolute favorite of her stand alone books is Gravity. This book was amazing, it had me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading it, I could not put it down. It was so intense. It is about astronauts that dock with the International Space Station where a alien organism is unleashed on purpose to see how it will react with the human race. This book is not about aliens creatures, this is not a supernatural or sci fi book, there was a meteorite that crashed in the ocean and a marine biologist team was doing research around that area and one character got a specimen from the meteorite on a program to go up to the space station for further research. This specimen turned into a virus that attacked the astronauts aboard station from inside their bodies. They did not turn into killers themselves they just died and spread the virus to the others. It is a race against time book and it is super intense. A must read.
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