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!
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!
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.
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...........
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......."
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.