Sunday, August 23, 2015

From the shelf: The Apprentice (Rizzoli and Isles #02)

Title: The Apprentice (Rizzoli and Isles #02)
Author: Tess Gerritsen
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Crime, Thriller
Date read: August 14-16, 2015
Dawn Rates:  (5/5)

Summary (cr: goodreads)

The Surgeon has been locked up for a year but his chilling legacy still haunts the city, and especially Boston homicide detective Jane Rizzoli. But now a new killer is at work and Rizzoli senses something horrifyingly familiar about this murderer's modus operandi.

It's when the FBI starts taking an interest in the investigation that Rizzoli begins to wonder just what makes this case so different, so dangerous that the Feds feel the need to get involved.
But then the unthinkable happens: the Surgeon escapes. And suddenly there are two brilliant, twisted killers on the loose - master and apprentice, united in their hunt for the most challenging prey of all: the very woman who is hunting them

My Review: (also in goodreads)

Rizzoli and Isles series: The Surgeon

Because I loved 'The Surgeon', I decided to read everything under the 'Rizzoli and Isles' series. This second installment is the continuation of what happened in book 1. Book 2 ended with Warren Hoyt a.k.a. 'The Surgeon' behind bars and this book tackles the aftermath with the time skip of a year. Jane Rizzoli tries her best to keep a brave front after everything that has happened going face to face with Hoyt and receiving physical scars to remind her of the eil she was exposed to. Inside, she was having nightmares and being paranoid although she lets everyone know that she's a professional. Her contrast personality suddenly crumbles and clashes with one another when another murder spree begins and hits close to home as Rizzoli draws parallels between the unsub and Hoyt. What fueled her paranoia is the fact that Hoyt escaped and the intrusion of the FBI agent, Gabriel Dean. Although they are also part of the Hoyt case, Thomas Moore and his new wife Catherine Cordell had minimal exposure. It seems like that Hoyt zeroes in on Rizzoli and plays mind games with her. This finally introduces the other half of this series: Dr. Maura Isles, a medical examiner sort of replacing the retired Dr. Tierney. What I loved the most is where Rizzoli was instilling a bit of the fear into the irritating Dr. Joyce 'O Donnell, her lines there was intense that I read it eagerly. Although I have doubts on Dr. 'O Donnell's sanity, especially the last part of the book. All in all, I still loved it drawing a parallel between Booth and Beckett. This seemed like a crossover between Bones and Castle, 2 of my favorite crime series in the guise of Gabriel Dean and Jane Rizzoli.

Till the next read...

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