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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,833 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Rizzoli and Isles Series Release Date: May 2002 ISBN: 9780736697101
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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 US 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 Judy Averitt | 2/17/2014

    " I enjoyed it. A little graphic but finished it & on to the 3rd one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kylie | 2/12/2014

    " Very suspenseful, but too much gore for me. I'm not trying to stick my head in the sand or be naive, but this novel seemed to be violent simply to shock rather than for some plot or character purpose. I might try one more Tess Gerritsen novel, but if they are all this graphic, I'll take a miss. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karenzielinski | 2/6/2014

    " Great characters start to develop from this series. If you like Bones, this might be a series for you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Can Gubur | 2/1/2014

    " Is he an ape, or a totally different psychopat which attacks to raped women? He knows what they fear, and their weaknesses and yet he is coming for Jane Rizzoli. Will she survive through the Apprentice or will she find herself tied up in a bed looking at him in the eye. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/27/2014

    " Great suspense! It makes me want to read the whole series of mysteries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda Hayes | 1/18/2014

    " While I liked this book, it wasn't nearly as captivating as The Surgeon. Since I am getting these books from the library, I will definitely continue to read this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirley | 1/2/2014

    " o.m,g defo youll be sleeping with the lights on with this one its so freckin raw to close to the bone the writng keeps you wantin to read but turns ur tummy over n over heart thumping scary in parts "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 12/31/2013

    " This is the first one of this series that I have read. I watch the TV show and of course it is a lot different. This was pretty gruesome and I know that we will see the return of the "bad guy" in another book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janel | 12/30/2013

    " I'm enjoying this series. Definitely light suspenseful reading. I like the television show based on the book series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorraine | 12/12/2013

    " The first 50 pages were too gory for me so I simply skimmed through them, but once I got into the novel I really enjoyed it. A great thriller! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joy | 11/28/2013

    " Mesmerizing. I had to take a few breaks from reading such intensity. Tess Gerritsen is a very talented writer but I need to space her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 11/12/2013

    " Great Book loved it! ON to the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vaughn | 11/10/2013

    " Another great read for those of us that like medical mystery suspense in its most goriest details and disturbing uncomfortableness! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 9/29/2013

    " This book was very suspenseful. I now want to read "The Surgeon", which was the book before this one (wish I would have known this before!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Brown | 8/25/2013

    " Anything by Tess is worth the read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margiek2000 | 7/19/2013

    " Book 2 of series. Great characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie Deutsch | 7/2/2013

    " Was a great book. Much different from TV series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanne | 1/20/2013

    " I liked this book better than the Surgeon. After reading several of the Rizzoli and Isles books, I think I would enjoy the TV series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 1/11/2013

    " Great book, enjoying reading about Rizzoli and Iles and quite surprised how much has been changed between the two types of media. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Babs | 1/10/2013

    " This was a very intense book. I'm not sure I can read another, but I think I may give it one more go. It's very well written, but a bit too graphic in the description of the murders for me. I personally find this disturbing and that is what is putting me off, right now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 JaneDoe | 12/25/2012

    " Gerritsen has such a great style that i expected so much after The Surgeon but this book disappointed me so much. It would have been better "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tbone | 10/27/2012

    " good murder mystery , part of series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sheila R. | 6/22/2012

    " Tess always pens a winner!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lea Ann | 6/7/2012

    " A great follow-up to the first book. Intense and suspenseful, although I did kind of see the end coming. This story was heavily Rizzoli based, but we do finally get introduced to Isles. Hopefully that dynamic builds in the rest of the books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sena | 2/20/2012

    " This book was actually really good. This was my first read from this author and even though I lost sleep trying to finish it last night...I don't regret it one little bit. I definitely can't wait to get my hands on the other books in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margaret Spielmann | 11/5/2011

    " Just ok. I find that I'm not so "in" to voyeuristic crime thrillers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Velvetprocrastinator | 10/12/2011

    " Not as good as the previous, but the storyline was good and charcters are believable and likeable. "

  • 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 2/19/2011

    " Again, I really like how the book is written. It feels like you're riding along in the cop car with Rizzoli. It captures your attention right away, which for me, is essential. "

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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

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.