The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

by Tess Gerritsen

Random House Publishing Group | July 29, 2003 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
The bestselling author of The Surgeon returns—and so does that chilling novel’s diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and all-too-deadly.

THE APPRENTICE

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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Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: July 29, 2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345447867

ISBN - 13: 9780345447869

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Apprentice Excellent story. Gripping to the end. Love the characters.
Date published: 2014-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Apprentice What a great read! Better than the television series!
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Apprentice Loved it so much, I read it in one sitting this time
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gerritsen Has a Knack for Writing Unique Killers A serial killer is on the loose and he is preying on couples asleep in their beds. Jane Rizzoli is on the case and she notices a similarity with the killer from the first book. This was a fabulous thriller. Not as gruesome as the first but still very chilling. I was not fond of Rizzoli in the first book but she has developed and become a much more intricate (and likable) character. Gerritsen has a knack for writing unique killers and I was fascinated. I'll definitely continue reading this series.
Date published: 2007-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Tess is just awesome and keeps you flipping pages till the end. I had trouble putting this book down. I just love the suspense of it. Tess Gerritsen is my #1 suspense author. I can't wait to read her other books. She is an awesome author and I do recommend her books to people who love suspense and mystery.
Date published: 2006-05-31

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The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

The Apprentice: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

by Tess Gerritsen

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Published: July 29, 2003

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0345447867

ISBN - 13: 9780345447869

About the Book

A series of shocking crimes that end in abduction and death terrorizes Boston during a boiling summer. Forced again to confront the killer who scarred her--literally and figuratively--Detective Jane Rizzoli is determined to finally end Hoyt’s awful influence on a murderous disciple.

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Already the flies were swarming. Four hours on the hot pavement of South Boston had baked the pulverized flesh, releasing the chemical equivalent of a dinner bell, and the air was alive with buzzing flies. Though what remained of the torso was now covered with a sheet, there was still much exposed tissue for scavengers to feast on. Bits of gray matter and other unidentifiable parts were dispersed in a radius of thirty feet along the street. A skull fragment had landed in a second-story flower box, and clumps of tissue adhered to parked cars. Detective Jane Rizzoli had always possessed a strong stomach,but even she had to pause, eyes closed, fists clenched, angryat herself for this moment of weakness. Don't lose it. Don'tlose it. She was the only female detective in the Boston P.D.homicide unit, and she knew that the pitiless spotlight was alwaystrained on her. Every mistake, every triumph, would benoted by all. Her partner, Barry Frost, had already tossed up hisbreakfast in humiliatingly public view, and he was now sittingwith his head on his knees in their air-conditioned vehicle, waitingfor his stomach to settle. She could not afford to fall victimto nausea. She was the most visible law enforcement officer onthe scene, and from the other side of the police tape the publicstood watching, registering every move she made, every detail ofher appearance. She knew she looked younger than her age ofthirty-four, and she was self-conscious about maintaining an airof authority. What
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The bestselling author of The Surgeon returns—and so does that chilling novel’s diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and all-too-deadly.

THE APPRENTICE

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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The bestselling author of "The Surgeon returns--and so does that chilling novel's diabolical villain. Though held behind bars, Warren Hoyt still haunts a helpless city, seeming to bequeath his evil legacy to a student all-too-diligent . . . and all-too-deadly.
THE APPRENTICE
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.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen earned international acclaim for her first novel of suspense, Harvest. She introduced Detective Jane Rizzoli in The Surgeon (2001) and Dr. Maura Isles in The Apprentice (2002) and has gone on to write numerous other titles in the celebrated Rizzoli & Isles series, most recently The Mephisto Club, The Keepsake, Ice Cold, The Silent Girl, Last to Die, and Die Again. Her latest novel is the standalone thriller Playing with Fire. A physician, Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.


From the Hardcover edition.