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Author: Tess Gerritsen
With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak -- before it destroys everything she ...  more »
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PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671016760
ISBN-10: 0671016768
Publication Date: 8/1/1999
Pages: 512
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 306 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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JustJen avatar reviewed Bloodstream on + 75 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Very good book. You won't want to put it down. This is the first book I have read by Tess Gerritsen and really enjoyed it. I will be checking out her other books.
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Another GREAT book by Tess Gerritsen!!
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A can't put it down Thriller!! Something is causing the teens of Tranquility,Maine to become viloent. Can the small town Dr. find out what is the cause,as more people are affected? Can she even convince them what is happening? You're not going to sleep when you read this!!
buzzby avatar reviewed Bloodstream on + 6062 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Relatively plausible medical thriller, takes place in a small New England town. As good as a Stephen King story.
crysteena73 avatar reviewed Bloodstream on + 54 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic thriller!!! I thought it was very suspenseful and it grabs you from the first page. Gerritsen is getting to be quite known for her medical thrillers and this just proves how great she is. A small town is suddenly stunned by the outbreak of rage among thier teenage children. A doctor who is new to the area and not exactly trusted thinks it is something in their blood. When one of her patients goes on a murder spree she find herself being blamed for the incident. The more she tries to figure out the problem the more the people of the town seem to go against her. When her own son starts showing problems with rage she knows she has to find out the source of the problem or lose the one thing she treasures the most.

The story itself kept me on the edge of my seat and I just couldn't wait to read more. What bugged me about this book is what was in the "bloodstream" of the kids. It was more then a little unbelievable to me. I won't give anything away though because this book really is a good thriller and won't disappoint.
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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.
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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.
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Another great book by Gerritsen!
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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.
Tunerlady avatar reviewed Bloodstream on + 570 more book reviews
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.
gigi avatar reviewed Bloodstream on + 355 more book reviews
Gerritsen reminds me of a female Stephen King and she happens to be one of my very favorite female authors. This book is no exception to her fantastic style of putting together a medical mystery that you just don't want to put down. Love Her!!
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Back Cover:
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 review:
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)


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