Top Ten bestselling author Tess Gerritsen expands the scope of her landscape of terror in a thoroughly menacing new thriller. A brilliantly compulsive page-turner from the author of The Surgeon. Dr Emma Watson, a brilliant research physician, has been training for the mission of a lifetime: to study living organisms in space. Jack McCallum, Emma's estranged husband, has shared her dream of space travel, but a medical condition has grounded him. Now he must watch from the sidelines! The mission aboard the space station turns into a nightmare when a culture of single-celled organisms begins to regenerate out of control -- and infects the crew with agonising and deadly results. Emma struggles to contain the deadly virus, while back home Jack and NASA work against the clock to bring her home. But there will be no rescue, as the astronauts are left stranded in orbit where they are dying one by one!
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Tess Gerritsen used to be a doctor, so it comes as no great surprise that the medical aspects of her latest thriller are absolutely convincing--even if most of the action happens in a place where few doctors have ever practiced--outer space.
Dr. Emma Watson and five other hand-picked astronauts are about to take part in the trip of a lifetime--studying living creatures in space. But an alien life form, found in the deepest crevices of the ocean floor, is accidentally brought aboard the shuttle Atlantis. This mutated alien life form makes the creatures in Aliens look like backyard pets.
Soon the crew are suffering severe stomach pains, violent convulsions, and eyes so bloodshot that a gallon of Murine wouldn't help. Gerritsen brilliantly describes the difficulties of treating sick people inside a space module, and how the lack of gravity affects the process of taking blood and inserting a nasal tube. Dr. Watson does her best, but her colleagues die off one by one and the people at NASA don't want to risk bringing the platform back to earth. Only Emma's husband, a doctor/astronaut himself, refuses to give up on her. As we read along, eyes popping out of our heads, all that's missing is one of those bland NASA voices saying, "Houston, we have a problem--we're being attacked by tiny little creatures that are part human, part frog, and part mouse."
Other examples of Gerritsen's controlled medical horrors: Bloodstream, Harvest, and Life Support. --Dick AdlerAbout the Author:
Tess Gerritsen left a successful medical practice to bring up her children and concentrate on her writing. Her two previous highly acclaimed novels, Harvest and Life Support, were both New York Times bestsellers. She lives in Maine, with her family, and in her free time plays fiddle with the Tattered Tartans.
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Book Description Harper first P/back VG some browning to pages creasing to cover 330pp 7 5 x 5 300g, 2008. Emma Watson , a brilliant research physician , has been training for the mission of a lifetime - to syudy living creatures in space. Jack McCallum, her estranged husband , is grounded due to a medical condition. He shared her dream of space travel, now all he can do is watch as the mission turns into a nightmare. A culturew of single-celled organisms aboard the space station begins to multiply uncontrollably and infects the astronauts with aginising results. Emma struggles to contain the deadly micro-organisms , whilst back home, jack and NASA desperately try to bring her home. But with the contagion now threatening earth theer can be no rescue , leaving Emma and the astronauts quarantined in space, where they are dying one by one. We also have the other titles by this author, please contact us for a full list. Bookseller Inventory # 27704
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