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Harvest " Signed "

Gerritsen, Tess

ISBN 10: 0743532864 / ISBN 13: 9780743532860
Published by Simon and Schuster Audio, 2002
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2002. Very Good Audio Cassette. Signed by author on front. Bookseller Inventory # 1233

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Title: Harvest " Signed "

Publisher: Simon and Schuster Audio

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Audio Book (Cassette)

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Not Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: Audio Tape

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Synopsis:

In Harvest, the book that introduced us to Tess Gerritsen's unique blend of medical expertise, harrowing suspense, and brilliantly crafted plot twists, the dark side of medical research is exposed. Harvest vividly portrays a young woman doctor challenging a world where medical miracles and greed fuel a lethal conspiracy -- and the bright lights of the O.R. conceal the ultimate corruption of genius.

Review:

When Robin Cook wrote Coma in 1977, the idea of hospital patients being incubated for their vital organs sounded like science fiction. Twenty years later, this gripping thriller about a thriving international black market in human hearts, livers and kidneys could come from tomorrow's "Nightline." Author Gerritsen was an internist before she switched her energies to writing, and her experience shows in every scene. When young surgical resident Dr. Abby DiMatteo assists at her first "harvest" (the removal of living organs from a patient declared legally brain dead) at Boston's posh Bayside Hospital, "she felt vaguely nauseated by the whine of the blade, the smell of bone dust," neither of which seem to bother the veterans. It's obviously a personal memory being mined for good fictional purposes. (Gerritsen wrote paperback romance novels before Harvest: Check out her Keeper of the Bride and Thief of Hearts.)

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