ith her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen has injected a new dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Of Harvest, Michael Palmer declared: "Only a riveting storyteller who is also a physician could have written this book." Now, Gerritsen again weaves frighteningly realistic medical detail into heart-stopping suspense, as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent epidemic -- before it destroys everything she loves.
Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. She's also hopeful that she can earn the trust of the town as she builds a new practice. But all her plans unravel with the news of a shocking incident: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence.
Claire has stopped prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, a decision that some in town now second-guess. But before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury.
Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic. She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history -- and an insidiously lethal danger. But while Claire races to save the town -- and her son -- from harm, she discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.
Woven with the kind of action and detail only a doctor could deliver, and propelled by an expert sense of small-town terror, Bloodstream is Tess Gerritsen's most unforgettable thriller yet.
What an excellent book! It kept me guessing, and jumping with surprises. I can't wait to read all of Tess Gerritsen's books. I love the tv series Rizzoli and Isles which is based on some her books also.
Another great book by Gerritsen!
Convoluted medical thriller with a resolution I didn't see coming. Centers around an apparently random epidemic of murderous rage among the teenagers of a small Maine town.
Tess Gerritsen always keeps you on the edge of your seat in her novels. Just when you think you have it all figured out, you discover you are all wrong. This book is fast paced and an exciting read.
Every Tess Gerritsen I read keeps me glued to the pages until I'm finished and this was no exception! This author knows how to grab you on page one and keeps the tension and surprises and twists and turns coming.
The small town of Tranquility, Maine seems like the perfect place for recently widowed Dr.Claire Elliot and her teenaged son to start over. But buried Deep in the town's placid history are several dark and violent seasons. Is there a connection between those bloody rampages and the uncontrollable outbursts she is now seeing in some of the town's high scholl students?
The question will send the young doctor on a taut race against the medical clock to find whoever, or whatever, is causing the bizarre changes. Narrator Richard Poe conveys both the life-and-death hospital scenes and tene intense personal struggles with equal dexterity.
My 1st book by Tess Gerritsen and I really liked it! I like her writing style. Narrator is good too. Unabridged - 8 tapes (Library edition)