With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak... show more
With her acclaimed novels Harvest and Life Support, Tess Gerritsen has injected a powerful dose of adrenaline into the medical thriller. Now, in a new blockbuster, Gerritsen melds page-turning suspense with chilling realism as a small-town doctor races to unravel the roots of a violent outbreak -- before it destroys everything she loves. Lapped by he gentle waters of Locust Lake, the small resort town of Tranquility, Maine, seems like the perfect spot for Dr. Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city and the lingering memory of his father's death. But with the first snap of winter comes shocking news that puts her practise on the line: a teenage boy under her care has committed an appalling act of violence. And as Claire and all of Tranquility soon discover, it is just the start of a chain of lethal outbursts among the town's teenagers. As the rash of disturbing behavior grows, Claire uncovers a horrifying secret: this is not the first time it has happened. Twice a century,the children of Tranquility lash out with deadly violence. Claire suspects that there is a biological cause for the epidemic, and she fears that the placid Locust Lake may conceal an insidious danger. As she races to save Tranquility -- and her son -- from harm, Claire discovers an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 1st 1999
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 512
Edition language: English
Series: Medical Thrillers (#3)
I borrowed this book from the library and used both a Kindle version and an audio version so that I could "read" when I was driving or knitting/crocheting. Claire Elliott and her son, Noah, have moved to Tranquility, Maine to help him get away from a bad influence in their old hometown and to give t...
Bloodstream has an interesting enough premise. Dr. Claire Elliot is a small town doctor who relocates to rural Maine with her son, Noah to shield him from big city violence. All is well in the town of Tranquility until one of Claire’s patients, a teen boy snaps in a very violent act. This is the fir...
The more she wrote the better they became. In the beginning Tess Gerritsen novels could not decide if they were romance or suspense (erring to Romance) - - - Bloodsteam is definably suspense. Rather imaginative and slightly predictable, but still a good read.
This is one Tess Gerritsen earlier work, not part of her Rizzoli and Isles series. A lot happens in this book, but it wasn't very easy for me to connect to the story. I wanted to really like this book (as I know a lot of Tess Gerritsen fans), and I thought it started of great, with a high level of...
I had high expectations of this book because I loved some of the author's other thrillers (especially "The Surgeon" and "The Apprentice".Alas, this was a let-down.If I hadn't paid £3.99 for the book, I would have given up after two chapters. Various events happen, but they don't connect. There's no ...