Vital Signs Author:Robin Cook In the eyes of her envious peers, Marissa has it all: a superb professional reputation, a flourishing pediatrics practice, even a fairy-tale marriage with the man of her dreams - Robert Buchanan, an entrepreneur involved in heath-care administration and research. — But there is one thing Marissa does not have: a child she despertely desires. And ... more »when tests confirm that her sealed fallopian tubes have rendered her infertile, her perfect world begins to crumble. Obsessed with becoming pregnant, Marissa barely even notices the disastrous effect her idee fixe is having on her marriage and her career.
When a little medical sleuthing points to suspicious origins of her infertility, Marissa boldly challenges the law. Along with Wendy, a new friend with a similar infertility problem, she breaks into a fertility clinic, travels to Australia, a center of in-vitro fertilization, then on to Hong Kong.
The two women's exploration brave new world of reproductive technologies take a shocking new turn when Wendy is violently killed - ans Marissa's own life is mysteriously threatened.« less