The Apprentice (Rizzoli and Isles Series #2)

The Apprentice (Rizzoli and Isles Series #2)

by Tess Gerritsen
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The Apprentice (Rizzoli and Isles Series #2) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 638 reviews.
1DANA3 More than 1 year ago
A year after the surgeon was arrested, (last novel) and with many emotional and physical scars later Detective Rizzoli is called to another murder scene with chilling similarities to the Surgeon Case. After the investigation gets under way FBI agent Gabriel Dean shows up and is given all access to the investigation. Jane does not understand why he was called. Her puzzlement only increases as he seems to mysteriously know where to look for evidence and what kind of evidence to look for. The next strange thing: Warren Hoyt "the surgeon" escapes from prison and appears to be working with the Dominator. A lot of shocking twists ahead! Well worth your time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Crime scene eerily familiar. The nightgown neatly folded on the chair in the bedroom. That was all Jane Rizzoli needed to be reminded of her ordeal with The Surgeon. Warren Hoyt was behind bars, but someone was carrying out his legacy. Although this time the victims are couples, the husband found with his neck slashed and the wife abducted and raped before her dead body is dumped days after,the murderer would leave the woman¿s nightgown in the room as a taunt to the authorities. Just as Hoyt had done. The trepidation heightens when Hoyt escapes from prison to unite with his blood brother and together, they carry out their murderous fantasies. The body count rises, but these murders were just a prelude to claiming the most desirable prize of all ¿ Jane Rizzoli. Author Gerritsen has done it again. She has successfully roused the heartbeat to thump faster and reducing the reader to bite one¿s nails. There is fear at every turn. The gore does not leave you disgusted, it makes you crave for more. She gives insight into the minds of the criminals. Her medical and forensics explanation is to the point and easy to comprehend. But Jane Rizzoli¿s ` I have to prove myself to these dicks¿¿ attitude is getting a little stale that one feels like grabbing her by the shoulders and yelling `¿ Get over it. Just be YOURSELF¿¿ There is a throw in of a romance potential for Rizzoli that will have readers crying out for more, so Gerritsen is certain of a loyal following. But there will be frowns etched on reader¿s faces as some would be dissatisfied with the abrupt volatile ending and the view that this book is just a rehash of THE SURGEON. Not much information is provided regarding the dominator, who appears for a brief second before he meets a bloodspray. Apart from the off-putting remarks, this book is a sure thing for those who want to be thrilled to their toes and ruin a perfect set of manicured nails. ¿Suhainah Wahiduddin ¿
marianne68 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book. It has a suspenseful story line that will keep you reading for hours.
Penelope77 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed The Surgeon it was well written, suspenseful and kept me reading long after my eyes were tired. I can not say that for the sequel The Apprentice. The book is 282 pages but could easily have been reduced to 100 pages had the author left out all the redundant pondering of the main character Rizzoli. The majority of the story is focused on Rizzoli's "feelings". I also did not enjoy the historical reflections, by the killer, of how women have been brutalized over time. Really disappointed I had hoped to find a new series to enjoy.
MaijaMax More than 1 year ago
This is a follow-up to the first book in the series "The Surgeon." Though I completely enjoyed the continuation of the story, the name of the book is inappropriate as far as the content of the book is concerned. Throughout the book the villain is repeatedly referred to as "The Dominator", and is only in passing that he is called an Apprentice. I feel the book should have been titled "The Surgeon: Part 2" or "The Dominator". While I did enjoy reading the story, I was disappointed that in the last few pages of the book the story just came to a screeching halt...it just stopped with Warren Hoyt thinking about the neuropsychiatrist, Dr. O'Donnell. It didn't seem there was much closure for Detective Rizzoli in dealing with the case of The Dominator. Hopefully, the character of Gabriel Dean carries into future books. I guess I'll have to read the next book to find out if the story continues...I fell like I was left without answers.
FlamingoMN More than 1 year ago
In this novel we have our favorites, Jane Rizzoli and Maura Isles back with us-some comfort there, as well as Agent Gabriel Dean, to partially renew the story of Warren Hoyt. But as horrible as Warren was, weren't we to feel safe in our beds at last that he was in prison? Now are we to lay awake at night with a whole new fear that somehow he has arisen in an apprentice, maybe even someone bolder or more frightening than he was- or is that even thinkable? You can only be brave enough to read....
avidreader58 More than 1 year ago
If you don't mind some violence and graphic details this is a very good read. The characters are everyday people that are easy to relate to and the story line is a bit different. You must like detective novels and who-dun-its to really enjoy this one. Hard to put down once you have started it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite authors and 'The Apprentice' combines the elements of a dark thriller with the sultry suspense she is known for. One of the best!
dpc More than 1 year ago
Didn't know the TV series were books also. This book gives a lot of early background on Rizzoli and Hoyt. Isles doesn't show up til close to the end, but it answers a lot of questions. I'm reading the second in the series now and it is even better.
ChooseyOne More than 1 year ago
Gerritsen's stories are nearly perfect, and I read this one cover-to-cover. Rizzoli has been through a lot and she's dedicated to the job, but she has her flaws and weaknesses. The author put her through the test this time and it worked!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very good book. I thought the Surgeon was good but this was better. Tess Gerritsen is a great writer. I have read every book in the Rizzoli series and evey one of them keeps you going until the end. Could not put the book down. Can not wait until the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ms. Gerritsen is at it again. I have never been dissapointed by any of her books and this one is no exception. A great crime mystery with lots of twists and turns. Hard to put down. Well worth your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Much darker than the tv series. Much better characterizations and story, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the 2nd book in the series and it so good. If you ike the show Rizzoli and Isles you should read this series.
Samantha57 More than 1 year ago
The Apprentice ( Rizzoli and Isles #2) By Tess Gerritsen: I was very surprised by this book. The reason being is it took more then half the book for it to go at a regular pace and there for made it harder to read in the timely manner I usually do. Once it picked up though it totally took off!!! it made it worth the wait. I do have to say though since I watched the episodes from the hit TV series that was based on this book it had a ton of differences so it was still able to shock me. My warnings: 1. This is not in the kids or young adult sections for many reasons so parents be warned. 2. Reader can get a little lost if going out of order.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast moving, easy read! Looking forward to reading the 3rd in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book it will keep you on your toes you will not want to put it down for one moment. Very suspenseful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am a fan of this series. Tess Gerritsen is an excellent author whose story holds the readers interest.
songbirdsue More than 1 year ago
There is so much detail in this thrilling murder mystery that you are both captivated and disturbed. Because it is featuring a serial killer, the subject matter can be hard to read especially when you are in the head of the said killer. I love the detail of the investigation and really feel a part of the story. I do like the end, it made me smile.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait to read the next one.
aeynera More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book quite a lot; it was chilling. Jane Rizzoli was as resourceful as ever and Gabriel Dean was an enjoyable, if frustrating character that added even more mysteries to the mix.
martin lemos More than 1 year ago
I just finished and i was not disappointed. Good story very few dead spots. Good follow up to the Surgeon. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Readingthedreams More than 1 year ago
Awesome sequel to the Surgeon!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have now read book 1 (The Surgeon) and book 2 (The Apprentice). I can't wait to continue reading the Rizzoli and Isles books. They just keep getting better.
LibraryCatLady More than 1 year ago
The Surgeon was great and I think Ms. Gerritsen's publisher wanted another book fast...too fast. This book is a little clumsy and a lot predictable. Not a horrible read, but not one I would recommned as an intro into Gerritsen's work.