Life Support

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Pocket Books, 1997 - Fiction - 326 pages
2 Reviews

Tess Gerritsen joined the front ranks of thriller writers with her "New York Times" bestseller, "Harvest." Now she weaves utter medical authenticity into another novel of gripping suspense, as a dedicated woman doctor probes too deeply into the cause of a lethal, mystifying outbreak.
The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine -- until its calm is shattered by a man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment...and then he disappears without a trace. But before Toby can find her missing patient, a second case occurs, revealing a chilling twist: evidence of an infection that can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Soon Toby's on a trail that winds from a pregnant sixteen-year-old prostitute to an unexpected tragedy in her own home. Only then does she discover the unthinkable: an evil, deadly design to the frightening epidemic.

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LIFE SUPPORT

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Former internist Gerritsen follows Harvest (1996) with another far-fetched but effective medical thriller. Toby Harper is an idealistic emergency-room physician who has chosen to work the graveyard ... Read full review

Life Support

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Another medical thriller from Gerritsen, who one-upped Robin Cook with her best-selling first novel, Harvest. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
6
Section 3
16
Section 4
36
Section 5
75
Section 6
90
Section 7
110
Section 8
126
Section 12
199
Section 13
218
Section 14
230
Section 15
247
Section 16
261
Section 17
280
Section 18
302
Section 19
316

Section 9
144
Section 10
158
Section 11
166
Section 20
325
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About the author (1997)

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, Harvest, which became a New York Times bestseller, and is available in paperback from Pocket Books. She lives in Maine.

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