Gravity: A Novel of Medical Suspense (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
43 Reviews
A young NASA doctor must combat a lethal microbe that is multiplying in the deadliest of environments -- space -- in this acclaimed blockbuster of medical suspense from Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, and Bloodstream.

Gravity

Dr. Emma Watson has been training for the adventure of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. But her mission aboard the International Space Station turns into a nightmare beyond imagining when a culture of single-celled organisms begins to regenerate out of control -- and infects the space station crew with agonizing and deadly results. Emma struggles to contain the outbreak while back on Earth her estranged husband, Jack McCallum, works frantically with NASA to bring her home. But there will be no rescue. The contagion now threatens Earth's population, and the astronauts are stranded in orbit, quarantined aboard the station -- where they are dying one by one...
  

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Review: Gravity

User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

Cool premise, filled with Gerritsen's knowledge of trauma medicine and well-researched information on space travel. The conclusion is a little too tidy for me, but kept me turning the pages. Read full review

Review: Gravity (Medical Thrillers #4)

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Tess Gerritsen is a master crafts woman and Gravity is an all out winner, I loved it! The meticulous attention to detail of the intricacies of space travel/orbit set her apart. Properly researched, a ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
24
Section 3
53
Section 4
67
Section 5
96
Section 6
113
Section 7
128
Section 8
144
Section 15
234
Section 16
247
Section 17
264
Section 18
273
Section 19
285
Section 20
294
Section 21
309
Section 22
325

Section 9
157
Section 10
170
Section 11
180
Section 12
191
Section 13
205
Section 14
220
Section 23
344
Section 24
356
Section 25
377
Section 26
381
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About the author (2010)

Tess Gerritsen left a successful practice as an internist to raise her children and concentrate on her writing. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller Harvest; she followed her debut with the bestsellers Life Support and Gravity (both available from Pocket Books.) Her other novels includes Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.

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