Book Reviews of Harvest

Harvest
Harvest
Author: Tess Gerritsen
ISBN-13: 9780671553012
ISBN-10: 0671553011
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 62 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 8
Un-put-downable! Just enough medical jargon to make you feel like an insider. Enough suspense to make you want to read "just one more page."
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Helpful Score: 5
Another great Gerritsen read! Dr. Abby Matteo starts to learn about the world of transplants...however what she learns may endanger her job, her love and her life. You won't want to put it down!
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Helpful Score: 5
This book kept me hooked from begining to end. I couldn't wait to get up early (unheard of!) to read some before work each day!
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Helpful Score: 4
A medical thriller that comes off as all to real and scary. Don't turn out the lights.
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Helpful Score: 4
Great read. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. A book you just can't put down, complete thriller thru and thru.
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Helpful Score: 3
Yep. Tess Gerritsen completely freaks you out with this book -- we've all heard about how money can buy you anything, and in this book, Tess Gerritsen stays with the medical theme, and uses her experience as a doctor to discuss the dark side of organ donation. Guaranteed to creep you out.
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Helpful Score: 3
A good medical thriller.
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Helpful Score: 3
A non-stop, terrifying read. It will make your heart skip a beat!
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Great medical thriller.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is the first book I have read by Tess Gerritsen. I will definitely read the rest of her books.
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Helpful Score: 2
Back: Abby DiMatteo, immersed in her second year as a surgical resident at Boston's Bayside Hospital, is elated when the hospital's elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But soon she must make a critical decision that jeopardizes her entire career. A car crash victim's healthy heart is ready to be harvested and is conveniently cross-matched to a wealthy patient, forty-six-year-old Nina Voss. Abby and chief resident Vivian Chao hatch a bold plan to make sure that the transplant goes instead to dying seventeen-year old boy. Then, after a new heart for Nina appears, Abby makes a terrible discovery -- Nina's heart has not come through the proper channels.


Defying the hospital's demands for silence, Abby, with Dr. Chao's help, plunges into an investigation that reveals an intricate -- and murderous -- chain of deceptions. Every move she makes spawns a vicious backlash... and, in a ship anchored in the stagnant waters of Boston Harbor, a final, grisly discovery lies waiting... Compelling and provocative, Harvest is a mesmerizing tale -- and one that introduces Tess Gerritsen as a new master of first-class suspense fiction.


My review: GREAT story! Kept me on my toes guessing who was behind things. Unabridged - 9 tapes
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Helpful Score: 2
Another engrossing medical thriller by Tess Gerritsen. Story about organ transplants, mishaps and greed.
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A young man in desperate need of a heart transplant gets one over the strenuous objections of a man who wants it for his desperately ill wife. And funny thing, she gets one after all. Where did it come from? First-rate mystery.
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This book is great, in a squeamish "it could actually happen to you" kind of sense. The prospect of being kidnapped and having my organs sold totally spooks me, this book was a thrilling page-turner the three times I've read it :)
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Helpful Score: 2
You have heard of people being kidnapped for their organs....Tess Gerritsen puts a face on it..actually several faces. Loved the suspense.
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Wow! This book has all of the things I look for in a medical mystery book; detailed medical procedures, suspense, intrigue and most of all - - gut-wrenching drama! Patterson said it best: "The best medical thriller I've read since coma."
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Medical thriller - good read.
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Such a riveting book. Very relevant and current. Google black market organs. Fascinating.
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A gripping story of harvesting organs.
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A medical suspense,GREAT read!! A Dr. in a Boston hospital gets involved in the transplant experience when she helps to get a new heart for a boy on the charity ward that was ment to go to a RICH patient-bought and paid for on the black market. When she suspects this is happening, she places herself in Danger!
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I couldn't put this book down. Highly recommend!
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I love Tess Gerritsen's books and this one is one of her best. Dr. Abby Matteo has been offered a choice position on an elite organ transplant team, but when she begins to suspect that some of the human organs are being obtained illegally, she becomes invloved in a life and death struggle; her life and her death!! This book will keep you up late and stay with you after you finish the last page.
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I LOVED this book! Unlike Gerritsen's Rizzoli and Isles series, this one taps into her medical background to create a story about transplant surgery and some of the terrible things that can go wrong. Her main character, Abby, is a resident in the transplant unit. What a closed society! As you read along, you begin to see why. Gerritsen has done a great job of keeping the reader on the edge of her seat. I dare you to put it down for long!

I believe this was her first book. The writing was excellent. In my opinion, better than some of the R & I's books. Can't wait to read more of her earlier books!
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Wow! I couldn't put this one down!
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If you like your terror along with wonderful writing, try this story of medical resident Dr. Abby Matteo who discovers an unthinkable conspiracy at Boston's Bayside Hospital.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wow! This book was amazingly suspensfull. I could hardly put it down!
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Absolutely awesome book!
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Dr. Abby DeMatteo is a 2nd year surgical at Boston's Bayside Hospital, and she has been asked to join the elite cardiac transplant team. Then she makes an anquished, crucial judgement that jeopardizes her career when she gives a heart to a young boy instead of to a wealthy private patient. When a new heart for the woman suddenly appears, Abby makes a terrible discovery. You will be up late reading this one!
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kind of predictable but a really good mystery nonetheless... love this author!
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My first Tess Gerritsen book and the first thriller i have read in a long time! I LOVED every moment of it and had a hard time putting it down.
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This was a very good book, a little sad but with an interesting twist in the end.
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Another suspensful medical who-done-it from Tess Gerritsen. I read this in only 2 days because I couldn't put it down. I love her style of writing.
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Medical thriller from one of the best today!
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excellent thriller by tess gerritsen. kept me turning the pages
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very good book - lots of suspense
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Great!
Couldn't put it down, read it in one day!!
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creeeepy...
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FANTASTIC AS USUAL.
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Dr. in an elite heart transplant unit finds that donor records have
been altered. She investigates the grisly truty.
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great book!
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Awesome! Very suspensful, I could hardly put it down.
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I'm reading all the Tess Gerritsen books and really enjoying each one. Isles and Rizzoli are great female characters.
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I give this book 5 stars all the way! Once I started reading it I couldn't put it down. Absolutely amazing book.
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FROM THE PUBLISHER:

For Dr. Abby DiMatteo, the road to Boston's Bayside Hospital began with a tragic accident - and the desperate, awful weeks that followed as she watched her little brother, Pete, lose his battle to live. Despite her small-town roots and lack of money, Abby pushed through college and medical school, each achievement strengthening her ambition to reach higher. Now, immersed in the grinding fatigue of her second year as a surgical resident, she's elated when the hospital' elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But Abby soon makes an anguished, crucial decision that jeopardizes her entire career. A car crash victim's healthy heart is ready to be harvested; it is immediately cross-matched to a wealthy private patient, forty-six-year-old Nina Voss. Abby and chief resident Vivian Chao hatch a bold plan to make sure that the transplant goes instead to a dying seventeen-year-old boy who is also a perfect match. The repercussions are powerful and swift; Dr. Chao resigns, bowing under the combined fury of the hospital's top staff and Nina Voss's outraged husband. Abby is shaken but unrepentant - until she meets the frail, tormented Nina. Then a new heart for Nina Voss suddenly appears, her transplant is completed, and Abby makes a terrible discovery. The donor records have been falsified - Nina's heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying Bayside Hospital's demands for silence, Abby, with Vivian Chao's help, plunges into an investigation that reveals an intricate, and murderous, chain of deceptions.
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abridged, two cassettes, approx 3 hours, read by Jayne Brook
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The same book was also printed as a large print book club edition. That ISBN is 1568652136, but the PBS system, as well as Amazon and many other book systems, do not accept that ISBN.
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I have read and enjoyed all of her other books. I couldn't get into this one, and finally just put it away. A real disappointment.
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The paperback front cover is torn a little at the top and the bottom right corner of the cover is missing. Until I found PaperBack Swap, I shopped at lots of second hand stores. It is still very readable. And certainly worth reading. I love Tess Gerritsen's fast pace in her books. LOVE the characters. The T.V. Show Rizzoli and Isles is based on her book characters.
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Medical thriller, medical suspense

FROM THE COVER: "Boston's Bayside Hospital is a long way from Dr. Abby DiMatteo's humble roots, and she's elated when their elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But an anguished, life-and-death decision soon jeopardizes her entire career. She and chief resident Vivian Chao boldly direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying seventeen-year-old boy--- instead of the wealthy forty-six-year-old woman to whom the hospital has cross-matched it. The repercussions cost Dr. Chao her job, and leave Abby shaken

Then a new heart suddenly appears, the woman's transplant is completed, and Abby makes a terrible discovery. The donor records have been falsified-- the new heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying Bayside Hospital's demands for silence, Abby and Vivian plunge into an investigation that reveals a lethal, unthinkable conspiracy. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash--- and on a ship anchored in the waters of Boston Harbor, a final, grisly discovery lies waiting."
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Dr. Abby DiMatteo is part of an elite cardiac transplant team. Directing a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying seventeen year old instead of the wealty forty six year old woman leave Abby shaken and another doctor looses his job. But a new heart appears suddenly for the wealthy woman and Abby finds it didn't come through the proper channels. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash and she finds a ship with a grisly discovery!
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This is one of my favorite authors, and one of her better novels, I think. It all seems pretty outrageous but believable...

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Boston's Bayside Hospital is a long way from Dr. Abby DiMatteo's humble roots, and she's elated when their elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But an anguished, life-and-death decision soon jeopardizes her entire career. She and chief resident Vivian Chao boldly direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying seventeen year old boy -- instead of the wealthy 46 year old woman to whom the hospital had cross-matched it. Then a hew heart appears. The women's transplant is completed. But Abby finds that the donor records were falsified....
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Boston's Bayside Hospital is a long way from Dr. Abby DiMatteo's humble roots, she is elated when there elite cardiac transplant team taps her for a potential canditate. But an anguished, life and death decision soons jeopardizes her entire career. She and chief resident Vivian Chao bodly direct a crash victum harvested heart to a dieing seventeen year old boy-instead of the wealthy forty six year women to whom the hospital had cross matched it. The recpercussions cost Dr. Chao her job and leave Abby shaken. Then a new heart suddly appearsl, the women's transplant is completed and Abby make a terriable discovery. The doner recorders -the new heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying Bayside's Hospital for silence, Abby and Vivian plunge into an investigation that reveals a lethal, unthinkable conspiracy. For every move Abby make spawns a vicious back lash..on a ship anchored in Boston's harbor, a final, gastly discovers lies waiting.
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GREAT book. Kept me very interested.
NOTE **** The cover is different than the picture..has a hypodermic needle on it.
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He knows where she lives! He comes to her in the night! He touches her while she sleeps... Lucas Davenport, returns to face his most brilliantly elusive opponent. A master thief who becomes obsessed with a beautiful woman
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this book has a different cover. this one has a hypo-needle