Harvest (Medical Thrillers #1)
Oftentimes when you read a novel about the profession in which the author was, at least you'll get an in depth perspective of that area.
In this case, the medical profession. Harvest focuses on organ
transplants, and the story involves organ donation on the black market.
Interesting stuff, and a very readable and exciting story. It would
appeal to just about anyone with an interest in this. All in all, a pretty formulatic...more
The story follows Abby Di Matteo, a surgical student trying to balance her life in and out of the hospital. When she makes a decision to help a fellow surgeon make sure a donated heart goes to a very sick young man, she knows that she is risking her career. But the repercussions are huge - the...more
Medical resident Dr. Abby Matteo is elated when the elite cardiac transplant team at Boston's Bayside Hospital taps her as a potential recruit. But faced with a tormenting life-and-death decision, Abby helps direct a crash victim's harvested heart to a dying teenager -- instead of the wealthy older woman who was supposed to receive it. The repercussions leave Abby shaken and plagued with self-doubt.
Suddenly, a new heart appears, and the woman's transplant is completed. Then Abby makes a terribl...more
Genre: Horror, Medical, Crime,
Abbie DiMatteo has just landed her dream job, a resident at Bayside Hospital training with some of the best to achieve her dream of becoming a doctor or surgeon.
However not long into the job. The problems begin. Ostrasised by staff and members of the public after choosing to give a heart to someone she considers in more need than the other who is supposed to be having the heart but only because she's from a ric...more
Dr. Abby DiMatteo is caring for a young woman, unresponsive after a head on collision. Other members of the staff know that she will not recover and begin talking about transplanting her organs.
After the patient's husband agrees to the transplanting, a fellow MD, Dr. Vivian Voss speaks of a 17 year old boy in desperate need of a heart transplant. When Abby chechs for a cross match, she finds that her boyfirend, Dr. Mark Hodell, who is a key surgeo...more
Abby é médica-residente e é confrontada com uma situação em que tem de optar por orientar um coração para um jovem de 17 anos, internado há 1 mês no hospital, ou para uma mulher rica que nunca viu e nem sequer está internada. Esta decisão vai colocar em causa a carreira de Abby que, de repente, se vê vít...more
As Abbey digs deeper into the situation, she's being framed for murdering one of her patients, trailed by a mysterious van, intestines left in her...more
The real key was wondering exactly how the title would be worked in: what exactly are we harvesting? When we are introduced to Dr. Abby DiMatteo, who...more
This is Tess Gerritsen’s first medical thriller. Very good. Abbie is a young woman on the fast track at a Boston hospital to be a brilliant surgeon. She’s smart and has worked hard. She is involved with another doctor, a thoracic surgeon, who brings her one night to a secret meeting of the transplant organs team. They induct her into their circle. She is flattered. These a...more
Abby is ecstatic about the attention she is receiving fro...more
Narrated by George Guidall
Length:12 hrs and 30 mins
You should know that my dad was an Army doctor and I have probably spent almost as much time in them as out! We were both mystery lovers so this had to be one of my Audible.com choices.
It got my husband and I a bit confused with some of the scene changes and who is or isn't there but that is kind of the fun of a mystery. Will it all come together in the end? While we figured out who was what and why, there w...more
When I first started it, I thought this was the medical version of Grisham's "The Firm." And yes, there were some similarities in some ways. But it also it is also strong in it's own right. The story is about black market organ donations and the rich buying the organs needed for medical procedures.
I felt like Gerritsen revealed the layers of plot carefully and kept me interested all the way through. While yes, parts of this plot may be considered predictable, I kep...more
This book thought me the channels taken for organ donors. We have always been thought about organ donation but the term harvest was never used in my school in the Philippines.
I've always seen the world in rosé-colored glasses...more
Tess Gerritsen, like another favorite of mine Robin Cook, is a physician so writing a medical mystery comes natural to her.
Dr. Abby DiMatteo is a second year resident at Boston's Bayside Hospital. After 4 years of college and 4 years of medical school, she is finally getting to do what she longed to do since losing her beloved little brother as a child- surgery. She is al...more
Her medical knowledge notwithstanding, Gerritsen's characters are engaging and strong, and you root for them as she tortures them just for fun. When things are bad, don't worry, they'll get worse. And just when you think you have the twists and turns figured out, everything unravels.
I didn't give this a perfect score because I thought one plot line was a bit ob...more
I've also noticed a very trending theme in Tess' books.
All her main women have black hair. (Abby, Vivian, Jane, and Maura)
She loves Russians. (This is now the second plot that involves Russians)
The plot of this one like I said was good though. I do think there was too many switching between characters (including, I swear I remember a scene with two characters that later had no bearing on the story at all... or I could just be w...more
I personaggi sono abbastanza stereotipati, tranne in piccolo orfano russo Jacov, che emerge per la sua mente limpida e la capacità di distinguere il bene dal male, fino ad ergersi a vero...more
I believe this was her first book. The writing was excellen...more
While on maternity leave from her work as a physician, she began to write fiction. In 1987, her first novel was published. Call After Midnight, a romantic thriller...more