Saturday, August 02, 2008

Author:  Tess Gerritsen
Genre:  Medical Thriller
Published:  2002
Personal Rating:  4/5
Yearly Count:  100!

The Apprentice is the second in the Jane Rizzoli series.  Jane is a Boston detective that is faced with a copycat murderer of the serial killer she put in prison the previous year.  This case stirs up some deep emotions that propel Jane to step it up and catch this guy.  

Jane is a hard-working female in a male-dominated profession and she has scars, figuratively and literally, from past cases that drive her to continually prove herself.  I found her character fairly true to life and the medical component was done very well (very descriptive - not for the faint of heart).  I was thankful for the use of layman's terms and the step-by-step explanations.  All in all, the storyline kept me interested and I enjoyed the connection with a past character.


  1. Yay! You reached 100 books this year!

    Wasn't this book great. I really like the way Jane's character develops throughout this series. I almost couldn't stand her in "The Surgeon" but this one brought me round to liking her.

  2. Nicola ~ HA! You beat me to my 100+ Challenge post. Thanks for the shout out. :)

    I did think this was a very good book and look forward to more. I have no idea what the next will bring.

  3. I love medical thrillers-I'll have to check this one out. Thanks Joy! Hope you're having a great Sunday.

  4. Dar ~ I read a few in this series out of order (not realizing it was a series at the time), so I'm now going back and filling in the gaps. The Surgeon is the first one, this is the second.


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