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Author: Tess Gerritsen
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 t...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671553012
ISBN-10: 0671553011
Publication Date: 9/1/1996
Pages: 352
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 65 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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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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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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A medical thriller that comes off as all to real and scary. Don't turn out the lights.
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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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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.