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The Apprentice (Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2)
The Apprentice - Rizzoli & Isles, Bk 2
Author: Tess Gerritsen
ISBN-13: 9780345447852
ISBN-10: 0345447859
Publication Date: 8/20/2002
Pages: 346
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 150 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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: 1
This book was a very good read! Make sure you read The Surgeon first. I really like Tess Gerritsen
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Helpful Score: 1
This author gets better with each book. I highly recommend reading this group of her books in order. The Surgeon, The Apprentice, The Sinner and Body Double. The characters are deep. This one is the sequel to The Surgeon. I couldn\'t put any of them down.
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As usual - true Gerritsen!
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Excellant Book. The Surgeon is a must read before this one.
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Leave the lights on, check the closets. and lock the doors before starting to read this thriller.
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This was a very good book. This is the second of two books: #1 "The Surgeon", #2 "The Apprentice
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WOW!!! could not read this one after dark! Great suspense.
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Very suspenseful serial killer thriller!
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...a sadistic demand that ends in death. The police think its a serial killer basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he admires. Jane Rizzoli is forced to confront the killer who scarred her and he is more vicious than she would ever imagine...
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A good read and a great sequel to The Surgeon.
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A real page-turner! If you read The Surgeon, you MUST read this book!
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solid read.
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Shocking, sadistic murders are committed that are similar to those committed by a serial killer who has been safely put away. Police think they are dealing with a copycat killer. But it goes so much deeper than that. Really good read, and I loved the ending.
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I love Gerritsen's books - always have a great story with developed characters.
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Another great but gruesome crime suspense. Read even quicker than the surgeon. Will stand alone but even better when read following the surgeon. Continue the thrills with sinner, body double and vanish.
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Detective Jane Rizzoli is forced to confront the killer who scarred her--but he's on a vicious vendetta more cruel than ever before. He's brutalizing women while their husbands are made to watch. Another good Gerritsen thriller!
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A great read that will make your pulse race and will be impossible to put down once you start reading.
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Very good.
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A book to be read during the day if some "who done its" leave you wanting to sleep with the light on. Great!
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good storyline, but pretty gory!
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Good suspense... a Gerritsen!
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Suspenseful and scary.
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Skillful, scary, and suspenseful. Takes place in Boston, with a serial killer brutalizing women while their husbands are forced to watch. You won't put it down -- I wanted to make sure he was caught.
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This book will give most people the "creepy" feeling while reading it that someone is staring in your window - even if you live in the middle of nowhere! Tess has the knack for writing suspensfully and reading will also make you want to keep going until you come to the very last sentence. Great book and would recommend if you haven't read her before, but start with her book, The Surgeon first.
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Terrific book! Great Sequel to "The Surgeon"! I really enjoy reading books by this author!
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Another great book from Tess Gerritsen. If you love the Rizzoli & Isles series, you will love this one too! Fast paced, keeps your interest all the way through and the characters are so human, you can picture them perfectly.
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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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I am addicted to this series. Tess Gerritsen keeps me on the edge of my seat and I can't wait to see what happens next. The plot is riveting and the characters are fulled developed and still manage to surprise me. Every free moment I have I am reading to get to the end.
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Book 2, Rizzoli and Isles series. I have to say that I have watched the program on TV and read two of the books in this series. I find that I like both for different reasons but like the books more then the TV series. The books are more in depth and can go places the TV series can't begin to go.

You have to have read the first book in order to follow what is happening in this one...this one picks up where the first one ended...you get to know a bit more about Rizzoli and what makes her tick and you get introduced to Dr. Isles. Isles isn't in this one much but enough to understand how her and Rizzoli met. You get to know why Rizzoli thinks that she needs to show no emotion and why she thinks she has to be as good if not better then her male counterparts. You also get to find out more about the Surgeon and why he thinks he needs to manipulate women and why he needs to kill. I don't especially like the way it ended but can live with it in the long run.
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Love this series!
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Love the Rizolli and Isles series. A great book from Gerritsen.
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Another great one by Tess Gerritsen. Suspense filled till the very end.
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Finally Isles appears! Enjoyed the book, but don't expect it to feel like the TNT series. Though I will be reading the next in the series.
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Excellent book!
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It is a boiling hot summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized -- a sadistic demand that ends indeath. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently put behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizozoli thinks. Forced to reconfront the killer who scarred her -- literally and figuratively -- she is determind to finally end Hoyt's awful influence. But this time around, the vendetta is more vicious than she ever would have imagined.

-- Creepy but fun to read. The killer was who I suspected soon after their introduction, but it was still fun to read to the end --
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Excellent series so far- fast moving James Patterson style, loved it
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Very good read.
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Good read. Gerritsen is always interesting.
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Great Book! Read series in order. Builds her characters and their relationships as story line emerges and continues. Great series - I've almost completed the entire series and she just can't write fast enough. Also enjoy her Medical thriller series. Gerritsen is a good strong read.
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Didn't care much for this book especially the way it was written. Too weird and unbelievable
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book two in a series of four. Great character Jane Rizzoli. STory keeps you thinking.
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I absolutely love this authors characters in this series and I thoroughly enjoy all of her books. If you love mystery and suspense you will love this one.
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Tess Gerritsen is a great msytery writer. If you haven't read any of her books, try this one and see what you think. A serial killer is being hunted by Detective Jane Rizzoli.
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Scary suspenseful story of a creepy murderer...
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Tess Gerritsen great thriller writer. kept me on the edge of my seat
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It is a boiling hot summer in Boston. Adding to the cities woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealth 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 basing the mad man he so admires. At least thst is what the dective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced to confront the killer who scared her-litterly and figuratively -she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influnence. But this time around, the vendetta is more vicious than she could have ever imagined.
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Good story and characters.
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I'm a huge fan of the Rizzoli & Isles series, but had skipped over THE APPRENTICE. It was interesting to go back and see the development of these characters, which really happened in this book. I didn't enjoy it more than THE SURGEON, but it gave us a lot of what made that book so great, so still a solid crime thriller!
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can you spell scary!?
Not for the faint of heart.
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Tess Gerritsen was an internist before she became a bestselling author. That's where she got her medical knowledge and makes her fiction so realistic. She lives about 15 miles from me in Maine. And Stephen King lives about 30 miles away. What is it up here, the water?!
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An excellent sequel to the Surgeon. I recommend it highly.
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THis book was so good. I could hardly put it down.....A must read
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If you Love books with Adventure and intrigue here you go. I had a hard time putting this book down.
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Walthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized and murdered. The pattern fits a man, Warren Hoyt, who is behind bars. It is clear that someone is trying be like him. Detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence.
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Great Author. One of her best!
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Suspensful, twisted, can't wait to see how it ends.
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Awesome book! Don't think I'll be able to sleep for a week after reading this one.
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Tess Gerritsen has become my new favorite mystery writer. Her novels are fast-paced and hard to put down. Her characters are well-written, quirky, and believable. I highly recommend this novel.
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AWESOME READ!!!!!
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Great story.
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This is the follow-up to "The Surgeon" and just as good as the original. A serial killer is on the loose and Detective Jane Rizzoli sees a pattern between these murders and a serial killer she sent to prison.

Great suspense. Couldn't put it down. My rating: 5 Stars.
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It is a boiling hot Boston summer. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized. A sadistic demand that ends in abduction and death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently moved from the city's streets. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her-literally and figuratively-she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence...even if it means receiving more resistance from her all male homicide squad. But Rizzoli isn't counting on the U.S. government's sudden interest. Or on meeting Special Agent Gabriel Dean, who knows more than he will tell. Most of all, she isn't counting on becoming a target herself, once Hoyt is suddenly free, joining his mysterious blood brother in a vicious vandetta...
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Sequel to The Surgeon, this will keep your heart pounding! Not for the fainthearted.
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I once again enjoyed this book. I just started reading this sequel and I like it. I just got the newest one. Enjoy!
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Book 2 in the Jane Rizzoli series. Excellent book!!!
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If you're a person who like series, then start with The Surgeon, read this one and then The Sinner. I read them out of order, but while her writing is as good as a Patricia Cornwell, the personal stuff is not yet as developed. Can't wait to read Body Double (waiting on another member to send to me!). I just couldn't put any of these down!!!
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Great Book!!!
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Another great Gerritsen story. Be sure to read "The Surgeon" first. Similar to Patricia Cornwell's style.
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I really enjoyed this book....moved very quickly!
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Another exciting thriller. You will want to lock your doors and leave your lights on.. (and don't forget to check your closets).
The characters are so believable.
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The Apprentice was a terrific follow-up book to The Surgeon. I could not lay this book down. Tess Gerritsen is a fantastic author. I always find her books exciting and suspensful from beginning to end.
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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 wives are brutalized.
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very good
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what can you say about this writer?????? fantastic!!!!!
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This is a GREAT book! It holds you like few others, right to the last sentence.
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Excellent...read the whole series very quickly
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Good read but should read The Surgeon first
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Tess Garritsen is GREAT
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Good read
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A great book by the author of "The Surgeon" and "The Sinner".
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Great book if you are fan of Patricia Cornwell, you will probably like this series
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Great read and good folllow-up to the surgeon
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My Husband read this book in a day. He loves Tess Gerritsen's work and feels they are very interesting
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My husband really surprised me by reading this book and really liking it!
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Uber exciting!!!
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A serial killer is behind bars thanks to Detective Jane Rizzoli. In the mean time he recruits another killer with a similar taste for blood and then escapes prison to join him and revenge his capture by a woman detective. But now Detective Rizzoli has a new ally: FBI Agent Dean and the hunt is on.
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shockingly good crime drama!
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Another gripping story from Gerritsen. Read this before Vanish.
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The Apprentice
(2002)
A novel by
Tess Gerritsen




h may be behind bars, but Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, bequeathing his evil legacy to a student all too diligent - and all too deadly.
A year has passed since the capture of the Surgeon, serial killer Warren Hoyt, yet the memory of his brutal crimes continues to haunt Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. Now she faces a new killer, a hunter who preys on well-to-do couples. For Rizzoli the death scenes have a horrifying air of familiarity, especially when she realizes that this new killer is copying one obscure element from Warren Hoyt's crimes.
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This is my second read by Tess Gerritsen. Definitely will be reading more by her!
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My wife watches a great deal of television. She discovered Rizzoli & Isles on TNT. We started watching it and liked it. As usual, I then looked up the author of the books upon which it is based. I ordered the first one from Paper Back Swap. I liked it and proceeded to put together the entire series, at least to date. Each book has an interesting twist, or several. As a retired police sergeant and detective, I have had the opportunity to interview some psychopaths and I find Gerritsen's villains to be believable. I don't want to get too specific and spoil any surprises, but if you like mysteries, this book will satisfy.
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Detective Jane Rizzoli works for the Boston PD. She previously had a nasty run-in with a serial killer, Warren Hoyt, who was caught and sentenced to life in prison. Rizzoli is called to a bad crime scene that mimics Hoyt's kills, but she knows he's locked up tight. While trying to process the scene and her emotions, another problem walks in, in the form FBI Special Agent Dean. Resentment and anger flies when he demands information but is unwilling to reciprocate. When another body turns up, it's obvious Hoyt has a copycat...or does he? A pretty good story, with a few twists thrown in, and a surprising ending. Rizzoli is a good female detective hero for books as she doesn't pull any punches and isn't afraid to play a little dirty.
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An intense and engaging follow-up to The Surgeon.
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It is a boiling hot summer in Boston. Adding to the city's woes is a series of shocking crimes in which wealthy men are made to watch while their wives are brutalized-a sadistic demand that ends in death. The pattern suggests one man: serial killer Warren Hoyt, recently put behind bars. Police can only assume an acolyte is at large, a maniac basing his attacks on the twisted medical techniques of the madman he so admires. At least that's what Detective Jane Rizzoli thinks. Forced to reconfront the killer who scarred her-literally and figuratively-she is determined to finally end Hoyt's awful influence. But this time around the vendetta is more vicious than she ever would have imagined.
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New York Times bestseller.
An adrenaline rush from start to finish.
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Am hooked!on this author & the series on TNT!
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I really enjoyed this book. It kept you going till the end. It was very hard to put down!!
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A REAL THRILLER
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I thought this book was creepy, in a good way. Tess Gerritsen has always been a creepy read for me. The condition is excellent, almost brand new.
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This is a follow uo to her last book The Surgeon.I could not read this one or The Surgeon,so I can not rate.
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Great
Read the Surgeon First!!
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"An adrnaline rush from start to finish."
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From Publishers Weekly: "...A sequel to last year's bestselling The Surgeon...in that novel this popular author introduced a terrific lead character, Jane Rizzoli, a female Boston homicide detective who rivals Patricia Cornwell's Kay Scarpetta for intensity and complexity. Her nemesis, serial killer Warren Hoyt, aka the Surgeon, whom Rizzoli sent to prison, returns here, too; that's not so terrific, as he's basically a Hannibal Lecter clone, though Gerritsen does pair him up this time with a second serial killer, known among cops as the Dominator. The discovery of the corpse of one of the Dominator's victims in a ritzy Boston suburb gets the action moving. Rizzoli notes connections between the Dominator's handiwork and that of Hoyt, and visits Hoyt behind bars. Eventually it's revealed that Hoyt and the Dominator have contacted one another by mail. Hoyt escapes and links up with the Dominator, and it's no surprise that Rizzoli is their number one target. The novel is suspenseful and stuffed with an encyclopedia's worth of tightly detailed forensic lore. Rizzoli gets a new love interest (Hoyt killed her last one, in The Surgeon), an FBI agent, which is handled with realism and subtlety, but her fuming at man's inhumanity to woman may grate on male readers. There are first-person italicized passages from Hoyt's point of view, a genre cliche, and at times the grisliness of the murders tends toward sensationalism..." Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.