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.