'Suspense as sharp as a scalpel's edge. A page-turning, hold-your-breath read'
Dr Abby Di Matteo has made the best - and the worst - decision of her career. Instead of giving a donor heart to the wealthy patient it's been reserved for, she uses it to save a dying boy's life.
Luckily, a new heart appears that's perfectly suited to the original patient, and the furore dies down. But then Abby discovers that the organ has been obtained illegally. Defying the hospital's commands, she starts her own investigation...
And uncovers a murderous conspiracy that will threaten her very life . . .
From the Back Cover
DISCOVER THE THRILLER THAT MADE TESS GERRITSEN A CRIME-WRITING STAR
In the ER ward of a Boston hospital, a tale of twisted terror lies waiting...
Dr Abby Di Matteo - a second-year surgical student in Boston Bayside's elite cardiac team - is about to make a decision that will jeopardize her career.
A car-crash victim's healthy heart is ready to be harvested, having been cross-matched to a private patient, forty-six-year-old Nina Voss.Instead Abby makes sure the transplant goes to a dying boy, also a perfect match.
The repercussions leave her plagued with self-doubt. Suddenly a new heart appears, and the transplant is completed. Then she 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, Abby begins her own investigation that reveals an intricate and murderous chain of deceptions . . .
'What Anne Rice is to vampires, Gerritsen is to the tale of medical suspense. She is better than Palmer, better than Cook...yes, even better than Crichton'
'The best medical thriller I've read since Coma' James Patterson
About the Author
Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and she brings to her novels her first-hand knowledge of emergency and autopsy rooms. Her thrillers starring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the hit TV series Rizzoli & Isles. But Tess's interests span far more than medicine and crime. As an anthropology student at Stanford University, she catalogued centuries-old human remains, and she continues to travel the world, driven by her fascination with ancient cultures and bizarre natural phenomena.
For more information on Tess Gerritsen and her novels, visit her website: www.tessgerritsen.com