|Author: Tess Gerritsen|
|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|
From the Publisher:
"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.
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...
""Harvest is the best medical thriller I've read since "Coma"." - James Patterson Advertisement
""Harvest" offers suspense as sharp as a scalpel's edge. A page-turning, hold-your-breath read." - Tami Hoag Advertisement
""Harvest" is nonstop action and suspense. It had me holding my breath to the last page." - Michael Palmer 08/18/1996