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Life Support
Life Support
Author: Tess Gerritsen
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671553043
ISBN-10: 0671553046
Publication Date: 8/1/1998
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 268 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This was one of the most intense plots I have read in some time. I rad it in HOURS! I couldn't put it down, staying up until 2am, just to finish it. It's definite something I would read again.
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Helpful Score: 5
Working in the medical field, I am drawn to good, accurate medical fiction. Dr. Gerritsen doesn't let her reader's down. My very favorite of hers was Harvest so if you end up enjoying this one, check it out!
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Helpful Score: 3
This was my first Tess Gerritsen, and I loved it. I love a book that can almost literally put me on the edge of my seat, and this author does it well.
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book! Lots of mystery and suspense while dealing with a very controversial medical topic! I love her books!
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This is the first book I read by Tess Gerritsen, and I'm hooked! It is full of suspense, a wonderful read!
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Helpful Score: 1
What a great book! Really like this author, definitely want to read more by her. Reminds me a lot of Michael Palmer, another author on my favorite's list.
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Love all of Tess Gerritsen books, especially if you have a background in medicine of any kind. She's a great author.
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This is the 2nd book by Gerritsen I've read. I'm thoroughly hooked. Just happened upon her blog one evening, and after reading some of her entries, I thought if her books were anything like her blog, I would definitely like her writing style. This one doesn't disappoint!
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Good fast medical drama read.
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What is causing a mystifying and lethal outbreak of a viral infection of the brain. Soon Dr Toby Harper is facing a 2nd case of the same infection. A terrify fact is revealed, the virus is only spread through direct tissue exchange. How, why? Toby discovers an unthinkable - the epidemic did not just happen, it was let loose.
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This is a great read. Tess at her best!!
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"....now she (Tess Gerritsen) weaves utter medical authenticity into another novel of gripping suspense, as a dedicated woman doctor probes too deeply into the cause of a lethal, mystifying outbreak"
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Great suspense. Tess Gerritsen has a way to keep you turning pages all the way through!
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Another excellent medical thriller by Tess Gerritsen. Fast moving and suspenseful.
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This is a medical mystery and is very rivoting.
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Medical Thriller- a dedicated woman doctor probes too deeply into the cause of a lethal, mystifying outbreak
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Definitely a book you can not put down!
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Different pic. on cover.
Great Medical Mystery!!! A ER Dr. geats involved in a chilling case of infection,and a frightening epidemic. She must find the answers or her Good Name as a Dr. will be lost!
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The overnight ER rotation at the Hospital suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine,until its calm is shattered by a man Toby admits, one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, then he disappears...........
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Excellent writer. Medical suspense.
"The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine - until its calm is shattered by a man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment......and then he disappears without a trace. But before Toby can find her missing patient, a second case occurs, revealing a chilling twist: evidence of an infection that can only be spread through direct tissue exchange......."
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I you are into medicine and like suspense, this book will give it to you.
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Medical mystery about an emergency room doctor stumbling onto the fatal consequences of a medical search for the fountain of youth.
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A strong, likable character, a few shadowy, evil characters, and an interesting plot line make "Life Support" an easy, enjoyable read.
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Very good book. Fast pace, but easy to follow. It held my interest from beginning to end.
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This was the first book I've read by this author but won't be the last! I ended up ordering every one of hers!! Gripping suspense story you just can't put down. Amazing medical knowledge from the author. Being in the medical field, I was impressed. I just couldn't put this book down and loved it from start to finish!
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Following Harvest and Bloodstream, this is another book the will make your heart skip a beat.............
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One of the reviews reads "grabs you and holds you from page one" oh yea. Our heroine is Dr. toby Harper who discovers a trail of death that no one else believes. There is an attraction between her and the ME, Dr. Dvorak, and even he doesn't believe her. Elderly people are dying from a rare brain disease.
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ER doctor Toby Harper's life revolves around her night shift at the hospital and days devoted to caring for her mother who has Altzheimers disease. After she treats two elderly men who come to the ER within days of each other, one mysteriously disappears and the other dies. Both men had lived in a very posh new nursing home where they had received youth-restoring harmone therapy. Dr. Harper begins to learn some frightening facts about what may have killed the men, and with the help of a new doctor on staff at the nursing home uncovers the fact that there have been other suspicious deaths. The county medical examiner, an attractive widower a few years older that Toby, gets involved in the mystery, which turns deadly for the new nursing home doctor and is almost fatal for Dr. Toby Harper. A little slow at first, this book turns into a real page-turner.
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A medical mystery- " a dedicated woman doctor probes too deeply into the cause of a lethal, mystifying outbreak." After reading the book, you wonder, can it really happen?
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Tess Gerritsen is in a super-league with Robin Cook when it comes to writing medical mysteries. The plots and sub-plots are loosely interwoven into the main story in a way that you know they will somehow come together in the end and this book is no different. There is something evil going on at an upper crust nursing home and Dr. Toby Harper is determined to find out what it is, even to the detriment of her own safety. Yeah, this is one of those stories where the heroin puts herself in danger trying to find out the truth. I was so angry with her, I didn't care if she died or not!! Not really, I did care. This is a great mystery.
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This is a REAL GOOD ONE!!! A spell-binder that keeps you right on the edge of your seat until the last page.
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Dr. Toby Harper rushes to solve the mystery of a mysterious virus that didn't just "happen", someone let it loose!

Good, spellbinding novel - not for the squeamish, however. Loaned the book to a friend and she said she couldn't read it, it would give her nightmares!
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Excellent. Love her books
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tess has got me hooked on her murder plots. hard to put down
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I started it, but it just didn't grab me
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Excellent book the picture is a little different then this one but it's the same book just different cover design.
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A great read!
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I really like this one!
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Novel of medical suspense...the overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital suites Dr Toby Harper just fine--until its calm is shattered by a man Toby admits one quiet night.
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Tess Gerritsen is a really good author. This book is what made me start reading all her novels. Good thriller.
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FANTASTIC READ.
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A dedicated woman doctor probes too deeply into the cause of a lethal, mystifying outbreak. It is a medicial mystery book but with some unusual twists which I found enjoyable. I think you would like it a lot, easy read.
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Excellent medical mystery/thriller
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Very good - Tess fans will love it!
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very exciting and suspensful read
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Great Medical Suspense...If you like Robin Cook, you'll love Tess Gerritson..One of those "can't put down" books...
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Dr. Toby Harper is happy to have the quiet overnight shift at Sp[ringer Hospital ER until she admits a man in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain. The delirious man dis not respond well to treatment. Then he disappears without a trace. Before Toby finds him, a second case occurs, revealing a terrifying fact: the virus can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Toby dixcovers the unthinkable, the epidemic didn't just happen, someone let it loose.
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One of my sisters (nurse practitioner) gave me this book. She said it was terrific. Just not my genre.
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This was a particular good book by Ms. Gerritsen. It was a page turner!
I have read all the paperbacks of hers I can get my hands on.
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Very good book
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Great Thriller, loved it
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One of my favorite authors, and one of her better novels.

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