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Author: Tess Gerritsen Narrator: Megan Gallagher Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 1997 ISBN: 9780743568579
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The overnight ER rotation at Springer Hospital is a calm one, which suits Dr. Toby Harper just fine. While Toby is fiercely proud of the stripes she earned as a resident in a big-city ER, she's come to appreciate the pace at Springer. But no hospital could have been prepared for the man Toby admits one quiet night. Delirious and in critical condition from a possible viral infection of the brain, he barely responds to treatment. And then he disappears without a trace.

Under fire from the hospital administration for literally losing a patient, and fearful that she's missed a life-threatening diagnosis, Toby knows she must find the patient. Her hunt is intensified when a second delirious patient dies in the hospital's care. But even more chilling is the discovery that the infection can only be spread through direct tissue exchange. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Grabs you and holds you from page one…Be prepared to drop all you obligations until you finish.” 

    John Saul, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Richly drawn hospital scenes…chilling science…and breathless ER-style pacing make Life Support a quick, delightfully scary read.” 


  • “One of the most exciting novels of the year…The characters are well-drawn, believable, and fully realized…A riveting novel.” 

    Maine Telegram

  • “[A] spine-tingling medical chiller…The pieces in this adeptly crafted medical Rubik’s cube don’t click into place until the final page.” 

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Myriam | 8/1/2012

    " 2 zeer spannende verhalen die zich afspelen in de medische wereld. Telkens met een vrouw in de hoofdrol "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/3/2011

    " Another great medical thriller from Gerritsen. Fast read and hard to put down as you try to find out just why the residents of a posh retirement community are dying--and not from old age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/11/2011

    " Not a favorite by far. I was actually having so much trouble getting into the book I lost it and had to find a replacement for the library!! I have never lost a book before! The ending was rushed, one thing I notice a little to often with this author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 3/30/2011

    " Want to live way past your prime and still be in it? Who knew human growth hormone can make it happen (at least in fiction). Creepy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 2/12/2011

    " Love Tess Gerritsen.... can't wait for more! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 The | 2/11/2011

    " 39th: LIFE SUPPORT - Tess Gerritsen
    Trivia Winner - Liz

    ~COVE OPINION: B, Great story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kona | 2/2/2011

    " This was one of her first books written and the last one I read so it wasn't as gripping as her later ones. A good read, but I could definitely tell what was going to happen before it did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 1/21/2011

    " Another great book by Tess Gerritsen.
    So far I have really enjoyed the two books that I have read. This one and Bloodstream.
    Will definitely keep reading her work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frangipani | 12/25/2010

    " Good pulp fiction thriller with which to pass the time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laylah | 9/20/2010

    " Very competent medical thriller. The pace is brisk. The plot is quite tight. The mood is a little too oppressive as the heroine is dealt blow after blow after blow. Think Fugitive with more medical/technical detail and a female hero. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 9/5/2010

    " She does a good job with medical mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 9/4/2010

    " Really good medical mystery and also a quick read! "

About the Author

Tess Gerritsen, a former phyisican, is the internationally bestselling author of Harvest, Life Support, The Silent Girl, and The Surgeon, a work for which she won the RITA Award and the Nero Award. She also wrote a screenplay, Adrift, which was made into a movie for television in 1993. Her series of novels featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles is the inspiration for the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles. Gerritsen currently lives in Maine.

About the Narrator

Megan Gallagher wanted to act from the time she was five years old. She later took drama lessons when she was in high school. She moved to New York to attend Juilliard and appeared in the Broadway cast of A Few Good Men where she won two theater awards (Theatre World and Outer Critics Circle Award for outstanding debut) for her Broadway performance in A Few Good Men. After graduating from Juilliard with a bachelor’s degree, she began to work with John Houseman’s Acting Company and soon had screen roles in TV movies and miniseries, but was so discouraged trying to make it in LA that she nearly gave up to go to law school. Then she won the Hill Street Blues role, which developed from a guest star to a regular role.