Sunday, March 30, 2014

Rizzoli (and Isles) ... the Beginning

So, if you read my previous post you know I started reading a Rizzoli & Isles book which just happened to be out of order. My CDO (I have to have it in order!!!) did not kick in while reading this book because I was so caught up in the story. However, once I finished reading The Silent Girl, I had to go back and start at the beginning. The Rizzoli & Isles series began when Tess Gerritsen wrote The Surgeon, written in 2001. Actually it would have just been Rizzoli at the time. Dr. Maura Isles is not introduced in this book. In fact, Jane does not play a huge roll in this book. If you are a fan of the television series on TNT, some of the events in The Surgeon have played out in earlier seasons of the show.

The Surgeon
by Tess Gerritsen

Since I had seen the episodes based somewhat on this book, I was not surprised by some of the events. However, I was not disappointed by this fact. Like all books, the writing was so much better than watching it on television. Don't get me wrong, Angie Harmon does a fabulous job portraying Jane Rizzoli (even if the character described in the book sounds nothing like the beautiful Texas native). My adrenaline for the characters was racing so much while reading the end of the book, I hardly knew the pages were flying by so quickly. Tami Hoag, on the cover of the book, appropriately states, "Grabbed me by the throat and didn't let go" (which is very ironic, once you have read the book).

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will definitely read more of the books in this series (in order). Since the Season 4 finale aired Wednesday night, I'm not sure if I should go right into the next book in the series, or wait a little while. I don't want to read them so fast I finish the entire series and then have to wait! That would be horrible. I guess now you know why I choose to wait for some series to end. I'm not a very patient person when it comes to my reading habits.