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!
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.
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...
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!!!
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!