Harvest

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 20, 2010 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Medical resident Dr. Abby Matteo is elated when the elite cardiac transplant team at Boston's Bayside Hospital taps her as a potential recruit. But faced with a tormenting life-and-death decision, Abby helps direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying teenager -- instead of the wealthy older woman who was supposed to receive it. The repercussions leave Abby shaken and plagued with self-doubt.

Suddenly, a new heart appears, and the woman's transplant is completed. Then Abby makes a terrible discovery. The donor records have been falsified -- the new heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying the hospital's demands for silence, she begins her own investigation that reveals a murderous, unthinkable conspiracy. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash...and on a ship anchored in the waters of Boston harbor, the grisly truth lies waiting.
 

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User Review  - ladypembroke - LibraryThing

Wow. I admit to skimming through the detailed descriptions of the medical procedures, but so what? They're not my thing. The rest of this book, however, is AMAZING. Very suspenseful, full of emotion ... Read full review

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User Review  - redheadish - LibraryThing

I am totally getting into reading tess's books. This was an awesome keep you on the edge of your seat book! I stayed up late 2 nights in a row to finish this book great ending! Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
23
Section 4
44
Section 5
57
Section 6
71
Section 7
91
Section 8
98
Section 13
176
Section 14
209
Section 15
227
Section 16
254
Section 17
263
Section 18
279
Section 19
287
Section 20
299

Section 9
108
Section 10
133
Section 11
150
Section 12
166
Section 21
317
Section 22
334
Section 23
347
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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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