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. Gravity Dr. Emma Watson has been training for... show more
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. Gravity 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...
Publish date: October 1st 2000
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Medical Thrillers (#4)
I must admit this one caught me totally by surprise, and would definitely qualify as the best Gerritsen I've read yet. Emma Watson (not the actress) is sent to the International Space Station as a replacement for an astronaut who had to return to earth for his wife's funeral. When she arrives, she s...
Translucent green glutinous organisms eating astronauts from the inside out!!! Sci-Fi has never appealed to me ~ but then that is my problem not that of Tess Gerritsen. The book had my attention, I did read the whole book, but did not enjoy it.
Picked this up after my friend's dad read it, interesting premise - outbreak of some ooky disease in the confines of the ISS, limited resources and no hope of rescue. The initial build-up took a long time, but character development was a bit lacklustre. Once we get into space the fun starts, and t...
I had a hard time getting into this but once things finally started happening, it got much better. I appreciate the accuracy in the technical details. I may give another Tess Gerritsen book a try in the near future.