Gravity by Tess Gerritsen

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A young NASA doctor must combat a lethal microbe that is multiplying in the deadliest of environments -- space -- in this acclaimed blockbuster of medical suspense from Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, and Bloodstream.


Dr. Emma Watson has been training for the adventure of a lifetime: to study living beings in space. But her mission aboard the International Space Station turns into a nightmare beyond imagining when a culture of single-celled organisms begins to regenerate out of control -- and infects the space station crew with agonizing and deadly results. Emma struggles to contain the outbreak while back on Earth her estranged husband, Jack McCallum, works frantically with NASA to bring her home. But there will be no rescue. The contagion now threatens Earth's population, and the astronauts are stranded in orbit, quarantined aboard the station -- where they are dying one by one...

About Tess Gerritsen

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Tess Gerritsen is a physician and an internationally bestselling author. She gained nationwide acclaim for her first novel of medical suspense, the New York Times bestseller, Harvest. Among her other blockbusters are Ice Cold, The Keepsake, The Bone Garden, The Mephisto Club, Vanish (nominated for the Edgar and winner of the Nero), Body Double, The Sinner, The Apprentice, and The Surgeon. Her latest novel is The Silent Girl. TNT’s new original series Rizzoli & Isles is based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling novels.
Published July 21, 2010 by Atria Books. 404 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Thus, any vaccine that might kill the amazing Chimera, whose DNA is part frog, part mouse, and part human, would kill the host as well.

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The military, fearing bioterrorism or even an extraterrestrial invasion, quickly traces the contaminant to an experiment on the space station that was funded by a company researching tiny organisms in the ocean off South America, where an asteroid hit thousands of years ago.

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Gerritsen, being a physician herself, demonstrates not only her ample knowledge of medical procedures but also her riveting ability to describe them in laymen's terms (a caution: this is not a book you want to read while chowing down on a burger).

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Stephen King has blurbs on a lot of books, so that isn't always an indicator of quality, but this time he was right on the money when he said: "If you've never read Gerritsen, figure in the price of electricity when you buy your first novel by her...

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ISFDB Bibliography When one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station falls suddenly ill, it never occurs to Emma Watson, the station's medical doctor, that anything more than ordinary sickness is involved -- despite the man's bizarre and alarming symptoms, which include wrack...

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When a disease breaks out aboard the International Space Station they suddenlyfaces a threat far more serious than the danger of space travel itself, and Emma and Jack suddenly find themselves in a race against time to find the answers.

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