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The Apprentice- Tess Gerritsen
by Tess Gerritsen | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by LadyGothic of Warner Robins, Georgia USA on 1/4/2013
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by phantomreader42): available


2 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by LadyGothic from Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Friday, January 04, 2013

8 out of 10

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 removed 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 vendetta. . . .

Filled with superbly created characters-and the medical and police procedural details that are her trademark-The Apprentice is Tess Gerritsen at her brilliant best. Set in a stunning world where evil is easy to learn and hard to end, this is a thriller by a master who could teach other authors a thing or two. 


Journal Entry 2 by phantomreader42 at Warner Robins, Georgia USA on Monday, April 08, 2013

8 out of 10

I gave this to my wife because she loves the TV series. She passed it to me when she finished reading it.

For a Rizzoli & Isles novel, there's a lot of Rizzoli and not much Isles. There's more a look into Jane's inner thoughts, which makes her a different, more conflicted and self-conscious character. Maura doesn't have much spotlight, and the interplay between the two, which is so much of the fun of the series, is more muted here. But there's a gripping mystery with some twisted killers, and a look at how hard Detective Jane Rizzoli has to work to maintain her tough persona through everything around her. A great read, and I look forward to checking out others in the series.  


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