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The Apprentice by Tess Gerritsen
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Sep 24, 2010

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bookshelves: detective-bounty-hunter, mystery, thriller
Read from January 17 to 22, 2011

Rizzoli & Isles - though Isles is only introduced in this story, as the dark angel of death, (dressing in gothic black at her first court appearance), and as the coroner who examines the bodies in detail...

Rizzoli is facing another string of murders, by someone emulating hoyt (of the 1st book) - but with some differences... FBI Dean mysteriously shows up to 'help', but he is a thorn in her side... some question her objectivity in handling a case with reminders of Hoyt... and then Hoyt breaks out of jail (faking apendicitis with the help of a pill to alter his blood chemistry, then in the emergency room killing the doctor & nurses) and then killing with his 'apprentice'...

Dean and Rizzoli are attracted to one another... and finally Dean invites her to washington dc, where she learns the truth... the apprentice 1st started murdering in Kosovo, where Dean was assigned to help catalog war crimes and identified his MO... when murders started to happen in the US with a similiar MO, he gets involved... the apprentice is protected by the CIA (he must have been an assasin for them)...

when Rizzoli returns from Washington (after a night of passion with Dean but a morning of discomfort) because her apartment had been broken into, and a limo picks her up... and it is the apprentice, she figures out when the senator's secretary calls to find out why she had canceled the limo... and when they put her in the trunk, she had the presence of mind to hide her gun... and then when they take her to an isolated place to stake her out, rape, murder & dissect her, she shoots the apprentice dead and shoots Hoyt so that he is paralyzed ..

Dean should probably be back, as she is finally able to turn to him for some comfort - to let him see her weak...

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