Book Review - Gravity by Tess Gerritsen
I recently finished the book Gravity by Tess Gerritsen. It's a great medical thriller set in space...
Emma Watson, an astronaut and physician, is sent up to the International Space Station when a current occupant's wife dies as the result of a car accident. Shortly after she gets up there, one of the other astronauts contracts a strange illness and dies a gruesome death. They are unable to figure out why or what the cause is until suspicion centers on one of the cellular experiments that isn't going as they expected. The dead astronaut is put on the space shuttle for a return to earth, but the deadly killer leaks out and attacks all of those astronauts, causing them to die on the way back to earth. It then becomes a race against time and the government (who wants to keep the virus up there as they know what it is) to save Watson before she becomes the last victim.
This was an excellent story with plenty of suspense and mystery. It was one of those books I kept trying to read in any spare moment I had, as the characters were compelling and the story was building towards a interesting finale. I have a definite feeling that Gerritsen's other novels will quickly make their way onto my must-read list.