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The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2)
The Apprentice - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2
Author: Tess Gerritsen
It is a boiling hot summer in Boston. Adding to the cities woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wifes are brutalized -- a sadistic demand that ends in death. The pattern suggest one man -- serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently put behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345447869
ISBN-10: 0345447867
Publication Date: 7/29/2003
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 528 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
I couldn't put this one down. I love the continuing storyline that began with The Surgeon. This is the second book, that up to this point, is a series of six. read them in order because you start to develope a relationship with these characters and you care what happens to them next.
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Helpful Score: 4
It seems as if the Surgeon is back though he is still in prison. A disturbing pattern immerges. Then Rizzoli's worst nightmare comes true. You will want to read both the Surgeon and the Apprentice for a good scare.
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This is a can't put it down page turner!!!"The Surgeon" breaks out and teams with another to go after Det. Jane Rizzoli. GREAT!!!
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A fantastic book following Tess Gerritsens book "The Surgeon". It was a gripping story! Keeps the reader turning pages until the end. As with most of her books, I am somewhat disappointed when the book is over because I enjoy the story so much. I recommend reading The Surgeon before this book to give you more insight on The Apprentice. Tess Gerritsen books have become a "must read" for me. Enjoy!
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Helpful Score: 2
Although this is marketed as the second book in the
Rizzoli and Isles series, it is actually the first on in which Rizzoli is a main character. I love the show on TV and love the books. Jane in the book seems a harder edged character than Jane on TV, but the suspense is wonderful in the book! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Book 3 and can't read them fast enough.
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reviewed The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2) on + 241 more book reviews
Gerritsens sequel to The Surgeon is pretty good as far as sequels go. Gerritsen created Jane Rizzoli, a female Boston homicide detective who is as intense and complex as Patricia Cornwells Kay Scarpetta. However, the book falls flat when it comes to the plot; it seems a re-tread of other, better serial killer novels.

Warren Hoyt, the Surgeon himself, returns but its not great; hes basically a Hannibal Lecter clone and several small chapters/prologues are written in italics in his words. Gerritsen pairs Hoyt with another serial killer known to the Boston PD as the Dominator whose modus operandi is similar to Hoyts. The discovery of a corpse in a ritzy Boston suburb starts the plot rolling.

Rizzoli sees the connection between the Dominators victim and Hoyts other victims, and visits Hoyt in prison. Later, we learn that Hoyt and the Dominator have contacted each other by mail. Added into this volatile mix is Dr. ODonnell, a psychiatrist who wants to understand the human monsters but whose work is viewed with disdain by the police.

There is a great deal of suspense, particularly when Rizzoli realizes that shes the next target of the killers. Theres a lot of forensic information here, as is the case with novels like this. The grisly nature of the murders is sensationalistic. Rizzoli also gets a new love interest in the form of FBI agent Gabriel Dean, and this is handled with realism and subtlety. Dean has the uncanny ability to know where to look for evidence, and what kind of evidence to look for. The ending is very suspenseful, but there are a lot of loose ends unaccounted for. Not the greatest book that Gerritsens written.
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Awesome as usual.
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This was a great read.

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