Life Support

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Pocket Books, 1997 - Fiction - 326 pages
11 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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User Review  - Carol420 - LibraryThing

Toby Harper, night shift supervisor of Springer Hospital's emergency room, comes under administration's intense scrutiny and is called onto the carpet in front of a hospital board inquiry after a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Carolee888 - LibraryThing

I had the two cassette audio version of Life Support by Tess Gerritsen. I looked and looked and could not find where it said abridged on the box for it. It did not say but it must have been you cannot ... 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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