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3.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 53.91 out of 5 3.91 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rizzoli and Isles Series Release Date: August 2002 ISBN: 9780553756272
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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 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 2/20/2014

    " Tess Gerritsen can breathe life into a story and again, another Rizzoli and Isles that I couldn't put down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 2/16/2014

    " Listened to this on audio. This is the 2nd book in the Jane Rizzoli series set in Boston. Jane is a homicide detective who is investigating the murder of two couples that resembles a case she was involved in the previous year. The only problem is the killer in that case is currently in prison. I'm a little leery of serial killer mysteries as they seem to be very popular, but I enjoyed this book. Jane can handle herself, and prooves that point at the end of the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy Neal | 2/5/2014

    " Gory and suspenseful. Good. Addresses the challenge of being a female homicide detective in a man's world and the non-gender challenge of handling the evil seen on the job on a daily basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/23/2014

    " Not as good as the first book but still a real page turner, and finished it pretty quickly! Good twists.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa (scarlet21) | 1/17/2014

    " Brilliant. The Rizzoli and Isles books never fail to keep you turning the pages. Good to be back with the characters who we are beginning to know and love (or not). This one will keep you guessing whilst you read in horror and fascination - and relief! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue Newhouses | 12/28/2013

    " Excellent followup to "The Surgeon" however I felt the climax was rushed. I am going to continue reading this series even if it gives me a few sleepless nights! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Padmini Raju Datla | 12/12/2013

    " Just godd and interesting. OK "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wendy | 12/9/2013

    " Gruesome, evil, disgusting murders, yet the suspense is great. I liked Rizzoli a little more in this book. Looking forward to continuing the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Regan | 12/4/2013

    " This was a guilty pleasure for me. I love the show, so while reading it, I feel like I'm watching it. It's a quick read, and you get exactly what you expect from it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arianna | 11/26/2013

    " I listened to this on audiobook and the narrator was intolerable, which stinks because the story itself is quite good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/22/2013

    " Creepy good! I am really enjoying the Rizzoli and Isles series so far, and it's so nice to read a book with strong female characters. I believe women in particular will appreciate these murder mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Brown | 11/12/2013

    " Anything by Tess is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 10/27/2013

    " Why did it take me so long to read these books! Love the series so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 9/20/2013

    " Another heatwave has struck Boston, as a shadowly figure hunts the city of Boston, leaving a trail of dead bodies. As Jane Rizzoli struggles to come to terms with the aftermath of "The Surgeon" case, how will she be able to catch this elusive murderer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 6/6/2013

    " I read this awhile ago and I always love the Rizzoli and Isles series. Tess Gerritsen is probably my favorite author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rikad | 5/13/2013

    " Finished the entire series...still not sure about the character development, but definitely think that Rizzoli's husband, Gabriel, needs to be more than a bit player...let's turn the tables and have him need to be rescued by Jane out of a deadly situation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie Doerle | 3/23/2013

    " I am hooked! Other books are going to have to wait until I finish the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 3/18/2013

    " I forgot how good this series is. It's making want to read more of them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bonnie Carruth | 10/31/2012

    " i enjoyed the television show so I thought I would give the series a try. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marilyn | 9/11/2012

    " He's baaaaack! It's best to read The Surgeon (book #1) before getting to this one (#2) to get some context for the sick sick people inhabiting Gerritsen's world. Still, I had a sense of deja-vu with this one. Hope future Risolli books move on. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 8/2/2012

    " Love Tess Gerritsen! Excellent book and would definitely recommend! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DobermanMomma | 7/6/2012

    " Enjoyed every one of Tess Gerritsen's books and also enjoy the new TV show based on the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 6/18/2012

    " She is a brilliant writer and will keep you in suspense the entire time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharron | 5/15/2012

    " I thought the ending was a little rushed to be honest and we never did find out what happened with the guy who fell from the sky! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shyloh | 4/22/2012

    " Such a good book! I love how TG writes, she does it in an intelligent way, without bogging you down with too many facts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cecilia Morelli | 7/30/2011

    " Read it in the daylight surrounded by people. It made me start looking at people in a different way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elisa | 7/14/2011

    " Haven't ever watch the series-but love the books!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margiek2000 | 5/24/2011

    " Book 2 of series. Great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debebete | 5/15/2011

    " Good series. The first one was a little better than this one but this still a great read...if you like suspense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhi | 4/11/2011

    " An excellent counterpart to The Surgeon! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Magdalena | 3/9/2011

    " Page turner as described by S. King. A bit disappointed by the hasty finale but overall impression absolutely good. Excellent reading for journeys. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 3/7/2011

    " i liked this book. It was chilling, but not so gruesome that I couldn't read it late at night. It moved very quickly and I liked the dual narrative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/27/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. Wish I had found this series earlier. I started with the second novel in the series but now I want to read them all. A very enjoyable story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/27/2011

    " I love this series! Still the same thrill as "The Surgeon." But this one starts to develop characters and relationships more. "

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About the Author
Author Tess Gerritsen

Tess Gerritsen, a former phyisican, is the internationally bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, The Silent Girl, and The Surgeon, a work for which she won the RITA Award and the Nero Award. She also wrote a screenplay, Adrift, which was made into a movie for television in 1993. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the inspiration for the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles. Gerritsen currently lives in Maine.

About the Narrator

Dennis Boutsikaris has won two Obie Awards, one for his performance in Sight Unseen, and played Mozart in Amadeus on Broadway. Among his films are W.Batteries Not Included, The Dream Team, and Boys on the Side. He is a recipient of both Audie and Earphones Awards and has read over 140 audiobooks.