Synopses & Reviews
andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author Tess Gerritsen weaves authenticity into another novel of searing medical suspense, as a dedicated woman doctor probes into the cause of a mystifying and lethal outbreak. andlt;BRandgt;The quiet overnight shift at Springer Hospital ER suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine -- until she admits a man in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain. The delirious man barely responds to treatment -- and then disappears without a trace. Before Toby can find him, a second case occurs, revealing a terrifying fact: the virus can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Following a trail of death that winds from a pregnant sixteen-year-old prostitute to her own home, Toby discovers the unthinkable: the epidemic didn't just happen -- someone let it loose....
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.
E.R. physician Toby Harper unravels a sinister plot involving a deadly epidemic--and finds herself wrestling with an ethical nightmare.
About the Author
andlt;Bandgt;Tess Gerritsenandlt;/Bandgt; 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 andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestseller andlt;Iandgt;Harvest;andlt;/Iandgt; she followed her debut with the bestsellers andlt;Iandgt;Life Supportandlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;Gravityandlt;/Iandgt; (both available from Pocket Books.) Her other novels includes andlt;Iandgt;Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice,andlt;/Iandgt; and andlt;Iandgt;The Surgeon.andlt;/Iandgt; Tess Gerritsen lives in Maine.