Sunday, January 31, 2010

TSS: Life Support by Tess Gerritsen

Title: Life Support
Author: Tess Gerritsen

ISBN: 978-0671553043

Publisher: Pocket books/1998

Pages: 400



Back Cover:

New York Times bestselling author Tess Gerritsen weaves authenticity into another novel of searing medical suspense, as a dedicated woman doctor probes into the cause of a mystifying and lethal outbreak.

The quiet overnight shift at Springer Hospital ER suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine -- until she admits a man in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain. The delirious man barely responds to treatment -- and then disappears without a trace. Before Toby can find him, a second case occurs, revealing a terrifying fact: the virus can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Following a trail of death that winds from a pregnant sixteen-year-old prostitute to her own home, Toby discovers the unthinkable: the epidemic didn't just happen -- someone let it loose....

My views:

I have read almost all of the Robin Cook books but this is my first Tess Gerritsen book. And I am determined to read more of her works. Dr Toby Harper has to get into the bottom of it, when she finds similarities between the patients admitted in the hospital. She suspects an epidemic and when she gets around asking for facts, she finds herself isolated. She is suspected of abusing her own mother and even her sister thinks the worst about her. But all this makes Toby more determined. She is a very strong personality and is not deterred by the oppisition.

Gerritsen's knowledge about the medical world is commendable. Her writring is vey good which totally engrosses the reader. And with pharma giants involved, this book becomes so very real and scary...

7 comments:

Linda Jacobs said...

I love Tess Gerritsen's work and have read most of her novels, if not all.

Happy reading!

Sassy Brit said...

Never read her work, but this does sound good. Thank you. Maybe I should give her a try?

Staci said...

After burning myself out with Cook this is the author that took his place...enjoy!

bermudaonion said...

I started listening to one of her audio books this weekend and I am totally hooked! I can see why you want to read more of her work.

readerbuzz said...

I've never been much of a plot-driven book reader....Maybe when I retire, I'll focus on these for a bit.

Framed said...

I've read three Gerritsen books so far and like them a lot. Two I read back-to-back which I won't do again. They seem to follow a type of formula that is most noticeable when read that way. The medical information she includes is pretty facinating though.

Teddyree said...

Love, love, love Tess Gerritsen's novels especially her older medical thrillers. Harvest & The Surgeon my favourites so far. I didnt enjoy The Keepsake as much.