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Publisher Description

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…

Reviews

Praise for The Surgeon:
‘If you like your crime medicine strong, this will keep you gripped' Mail on Sunday

'Authentic, convincing' Sunday Times

Praise for The Apprentice:
'Goes head-to-head with Nicci French and Karin Slaughter to scare the pants off you… A classic page-turner, full of melodrama’ Daily Mirror

‘Compulsive’ Irish Times

Praise for Gerritsen:
‘Tess Gerritsen is an automatic must-read in my house. If you’ve never read Gerritsen, figure in the price of electricity when you buy your first novel by her ‘cause baby, you are going to be up all night. She is better than Palmer, better than Cook… Yes, even better than Crichton’ Stephen King

About the author

Bestselling author Tess Gerritsen is also a physician, and applies her expert knowledge of emergency procedures and autopsies to her novels. She studied anthropology at Stanford University, where she catalogued human remains that were hundreds of years old. She continues to travel the world, pursuing her interests in ancient cultures and mysterious natural phenomenon. She lives with her husband in Maine.

GENRE
Crime & Thrillers
RELEASED
2011
19 July
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
1.8
MB

Customer Reviews

mabsfisher ,

Gravity

Not quite what I expected from Gerritsen but gripping , very hard to put down. not always an easy comfortable read. It was compulsive reading.

Minicooper lady ,

Brilliant!

Another great read by Gerritsen. I couldn't put it down. Brilliant bring on the next book!!

Lawste ,

Shocking

Do not read this book. It's so terrible, predictable, and completely factually inaccurate (where accuracy is possible). TG normally is good quality but this was just appalling. It must be a franchise where other vaguely interesting medics can write any old nonsense. The medics in the book know less than I about quarantine rules and I'm an economist. It was farcical. If you want a trashy love story then you'll likely get a medically more accurate one from mills and boon.

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