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Harvest (Paperback)

Author:  Tess Gerritsen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 067155302X
ISBN-13: 9780671553029
Sku: 30108849
Publish Date: 8/1/1997
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 6.5H x 4L x 1T
Pages:  368
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Spurred by the death of a younger sibling to pursue a medical career, surgical resident Abby DiMatteo is delighted by her recruitment into a cardiac transplant team, until she is forced to choose between two patients *Author: Gerritsen, Tess *Publication Date: 1997/08/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.50
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"Harvest" is the chilling story of a young female doctor who discovers an organ-selling ring, operating out of the very prestigious Boston hospital where she is a resident. Television ads in "ER, CNN, Entertainment Tonight, Oprah" and "Good Morning America".Medical resident Dr. Abby Matteo is elated when the elite cardiac transplant team at Boston's Bayside Hospital taps her as a potential recruit. But faced with a tormenting life-and-death decision, Abby helps direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying teenager -- instead of the wealthy older woman who was supposed to receive it. The repercussions leave Abby shaken and plagued with self-doubt.

Suddenly, a new heart appears, and the woman's transplant is completed. Then Abby makes a terrible discovery. The donor records have been falsified -- the new heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying the hospital's demands for silence, she begins her own investigation that reveals a murderous, unthinkable conspiracy. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash...and on a ship anchored in the waters of Boston harbor, the grisly truth lies waiting.

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A young surgical resident makes a decision about a heart transplant that will affect her entire career when she diverts a donor heart intended for a wealthy private patient to a dying teenage boy. Further complications arise continues when the wealthy woman somehow manages to acquire another heart for transplant from a donor who may not have been willing...
Author Bio
Tess Gerritsen
Tess Gerritsen, who has written numerous best-selling medical thrillers, is also the author of the popular mysteries featuring Boston-based detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles. A retired physician, Gerritsen feels a particular kinship with the character of Isles. "We both have backgrounds in science [and] both like to believe that there is a logical explanation to why things happen," she told one interviewer. Gerritsen was born in San Diego and earned her medical degree, in 1979, from the University of California, San Francisco. She subsequently moved to Hawaii and began working as an internist. While on maternity leave with her first child, she wrote a romantic thriller--a genre that she had read for distraction and relaxation during the stressful days of her medical residency. Her first book, CALL AFTER MIDNIGHT, was published in 1987. She later moved to Maine with her family, giving up her medical practice to write full-time. After hearing a rumour one day that Russian orphans were being kidnapped and killed for their organs, Gerritsen switched genres and used the idea as the basis for her first stand-alone medical thriller, HARVEST (1996). Jane Rizzoli made her initial appearance in THE SURGEON (2001), and although the author had not intended to pen a series, she became fascinated with the possibilities posed by the damaged but tough detective. (Isles debuted the following year in THE APPRENTICE, the next novel in the series.) Those books inspired the television drama RIZZOLI & ISLES, which premiered in 2010, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander. The show has attracted millions of new readers to the books, which now appear regularly on the bestseller list. Gerritsen credits the time she spent in her original career for her current success. "Medical training was a window into the most personal aspects of peoples' lives," she has said. "I've seen the most heartbreaking tragedies, and watched families at their very best--and worst. I think it's the insight into human nature that makes medicine such intense preparation for any writing."

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""Harvest is the best medical thriller I've read since "Coma"." - James Patterson

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""Harvest" offers suspense as sharp as a scalpel's edge. A page-turning, hold-your-breath read." - Tami Hoag

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""Harvest" is nonstop action and suspense. It had me holding my breath to the last page." - Michael Palmer 08/18/1996

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Product attributeBook Format:   Pocketbook
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   Pocket Books
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