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Former romance author and medical doctor Tess Gerritsen is writing in a new genre: medical suspense. Advertised as her "first novel," Harvest jumped onto the New York Times bestseller list and thus legions of new fans were introduced to the work of this talented author. Gerritsen's second thriller, Life Support, is as moving as any of her romances. Dr. Toby Harper works the night shift in an emergency room. More comfortable with the steady horror and tedium of emergency care than with a normal lifestyle, Toby alienates herself socially from her peers and from her sister. She spends her daytime hours alone with her mother who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. When elderly Alzheimer's patients from the same retirement home start dying mysteriously, Toby is the only one suspicious enough to investigate. As a result she finds herself, her mother, and her own sanity at risk. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Another medical thriller from Gerritsen, who one-upped Robin Cook with her best-selling first novel, Harvest.
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This is a slow simmering mysterious tale. The growing terror of the young prostitute, the confusion of the emergency doctor who feels that something is wrong with her elderly... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Pat the cat
Although I enjoyed reading this thriller I feel the bad guys could have saved themselves a lot of bother if they'd got rid of Dr Toby Harper right at the beginning :-)Published on March 8 2008 by Kaz
Ever wanted to learn about Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and teratomas? Dr Toby Harper investigates when a confused man disappears, and then there's the matter of a woman giving birth... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2004 by Ez
If you enjoy medical thrillers, then you should like this book. Dr. Toby Harper works the ER night shift and admits a patient who is delirious and has tremors that are... Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004
When I began reading this novel, I thought to myself, "Oh yay, another sophisticated big-worded medical story," but after about ten pages I could not put it down! Read morePublished on May 28 2003 by Alexis
This is a book that will keep you on the edge of your seat the entire time. Dr. Toby Harper starts to see a pattern of elderly patients all showing the same type of symptoms.. Read morePublished on April 15 2003 by A. Vegan
Just not one of her best books. I read some of her other books. I would tell anyone thinking about reading her to read either The Surgeon or Gravity both are better. Read morePublished on March 24 2003
Life Support is the first book I have read by this author, but it definitely won't be the last! The story is well paced and gripping with good characterization. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2002 by Helena S