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Publisher's Summary

Dr. Toby Harper works the night shift in an emergency room. 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.
©1998 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
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Critic Reviews

"Grabs you and holds you from page one....Be prepared to drop all your obligations until you finish." (John Saul)
"Richly drawn hospital scenes....Chilling science...and breathless ER-style pacing.... A quick, delightfully scary read." (People)
"[A] spine-tingling medical chiller....The pieces in this adeptly crafted Rubik's cube don't click into place until the final page." (Publisher's Weekly)
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 05-27-16

IT'S A BRAVE NEW WORLD

ALL FETUSES ARE PARASITES
This is probably my favorite book by Gerritsen, which is saying a lot, since I like most of what she writes. The technology is dated but the moral issues and the if and how we handle body tissues is a hot topic today.
HOW DO I FIGHT BACK WHEN I'M BEING ATTACKED ON ALL SIDES
Just like in Harvest, Tess digs a hole so deep for her main character, a female physician, you are at odds in how she will get out. Her main character is a no holds barred do what is right type of person, come hell or high water. With Gerritsen you never have to worry about being bored. Each chapter has something of significant happen. Tess does not use fillers.
MAD COW DISEASE
Guidall is one of the best, if not the best in his craft.

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By suepoulin on 09-26-11

Very Engaging!!

Tess Gerritsen is a great mystery writer. I have read her work in the past and this is the first audible book of hers that I have bought. The narrator is good and the character development is great. If you are looking for something that will entertain you and allow long drives to fly by, this is for you.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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By Gaynor on 02-02-16

Wonderful

A wonderful gripping thriller with great twists and turns throughout.

Narrator is brilliant. A clear voice and reforms with crescendo when needed.

Please excuse any typos it's 2am and I have blurry eyes. Insomnia is now a happy tome thanks to audible but it can't help blurred sleepy vision.

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By Kate on 12-23-12

Life Support; Gripping, hard to put down

I love this book. I can't rate it higher than I have already even though I really think it deserves more!



The story was a little hazy to begin with but I found once you listen carefully, the plot begins to unfurl, twisting and turning as it does. It is as though there are several storylines going on at once, but; that is all to be revealed in the bigger picture.



I found it so very gripping, I couldn't put it down. The narrators read very clearly and it was a total pleasure to listen to.



If you like thrillers, I can highly recommend this one!!

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By Alison on 11-21-16

Great Medical / Crime Thriller

loved it. hard to stop listening as story very engaging. a medical/crime thriller. give it a try.

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