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Boston's Bayside Hospital is a long way from Dr. Abby DiMatteo's humble roots, and she's elated when their elite cardiac transplant team taps her as a potential recruit. But an anguished, life-and-death decision soon jeopardizes her entire career. She and chief resident Vivian Chao boldly direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying seventeen-year-old boy -- instead of the wealthy forty-six-year-old woman to whom the hospital had cross-matched it. The repercussions cost Dr. Chao her job, and leave Abby shaken. Then a new heart suddenly appears, the woman's transplant is completed, and Abby makes a terrible discovery. The donor records have been falsified -- the new heart has not come through the proper channels. Defying Bayside Hospital's demands for silence, Abby and Vivian plunge into an investigation that reveals a lethal, unthinkable conspiracy. Every move Abby makes spawns a vicious backlash ... and on a ship anchored in the waters of Boston Harbor, a final, grisly discovery lies waiting.
Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c1996
ISBN: 9780671553012
Branch Call Number: GER
Characteristics: 344 p. ;,25 cm


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Jun 21, 2015

This was an excellent medical thriller. You keep wondering what else will happen to the protagonist, the ending is great, and unexpected. Tess Gerritsen is an excellent author.

Mar 26, 2013

Excellent medical thriller! Very captivating!

Mar 07, 2011

Kept my attention. Enjoyed the book. 7 of 10 for me.

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