Gravity - Abridged Author:Tess Gerritsen Emma Watson, a brillant research physician, has been training for years for the mission of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her fream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded & embittered him. He must watch from teh sidelines as his wife prepares for her first missio... more »n to the International Space Station.
One aboard the space station, however, things start to go terribly wrong. A culture of single-celled organisms known as Archaeons, gathered from the deep sea, are to be monitored in the microgravity of space. The true & lethal nature of this experiment has not been revealed to NASA. In space, the cells rapidly multiply & soon begin to infect the crew - with agonizing & deadly results.
A recovery attempt ends in catastrophe: the NASA shuttle crashes, killing all onboard, and the space station is left dangerously crippled. Emma struggles to contain the deadly microbe, while back home, Jack & NASA work against the clock to retrieve Emma from space.
But there will be no rescue. The contagion now threatens Earth's population as well, and the astronauts are left stranded in orbit, quarantined aboard the station - where they are dying one by one...Written with an exacting eye, Dr. Tess Gerritsen ensnares the imagination with GRAVITY, her most steely, unforgettable thriller yet.« less