Deadly Harvest

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A leading forensic pathologist at a major Los Angeles hospital, Joanna Blalock's professional cool is tested to the limit when her younger sister Kate is brought back from an archaeological dig in a coma and placed in the ICU. She and her entire team have caught a virulent, Ebola-type virus, and most of them are already dead. The only hope is a transplant, but waiting lists are long and good matches hard to find. In desperation Joanna turns to a legal, for-profit company that has a remarkable record of locating ...
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A leading forensic pathologist at a major Los Angeles hospital, Joanna Blalock's professional cool is tested to the limit when her younger sister Kate is brought back from an archaeological dig in a coma and placed in the ICU. She and her entire team have caught a virulent, Ebola-type virus, and most of them are already dead. The only hope is a transplant, but waiting lists are long and good matches hard to find. In desperation Joanna turns to a legal, for-profit company that has a remarkable record of locating excellent organ donors from around the world - at a price. To raise the money Joanna drains her savings, mortgages her condo, and even accepts a generous loan from her ex-lover, homicide detective Jake Sinclair. But while focusing on her own impending tragedy, Joanna doesn't realize that she's walking right into another kind of nightmare. It doesn't occur to her that the company selling organs is too good, too successful at always coming up with the perfect transplant just in the nick of time. Only after Joanna is in deep, too deep, with her sister's life hanging by a thread, does it dawn on her that something horrific is going on - and that purchasing an organ will make her an accomplice. For now that she knows the donor "source," Joanna realizes that her life, too, is on the line.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
"That place keeps coming up again and again, doesn't it?" says L.A. detective Jake Sinclair about Donors International, a top-notch organ-transplant service that also runs a reproductive clinic. Unfortunately, he's right. In this subplot-crowded medical thriller by Goldberg (Deadly Care), D.I. is flagrantly callous and obviously capable of monstrous deeds from the start. From the opening scene of a sniper preparing to fire on D.I.'s reproductive clinic to the murder of a rich D.I. client, Sinclair and his ex-lover, forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock, are drawn into a puzzle that, despite fast pacing and clean writing, remains as flat and perfunctory as a paint-by-numbers landscape. Goldberg tries to generate excitement by jamming the plot circuits with such subsidiary subjects as a rivalry between the hotshot new coroner and Joanna and the details of an Ebola-like virus that has infected Joanna's sister Kate. The virus has so damaged Kate's body that she needs a new liver to survive, which sends Joanna to D.I. as a client rather than as an investigator. But since it has long been established that D.I. is capable of hiring killers to eliminate witnesses, it's hard for the reader to feel the proper shock and outrage when it is revealed that evil on a larger scale is going on. With more attention paid to unfolding the villainy of the organ snatchers, this might have been a stunner, instead of a smoothly written but static disappointment. (May)
Library Journal
With her younger sister dying from an Ebola-like virus, top forensic pathologist Joanna Blalock is under enough stress. Then she is called in for an opinion on the murder of wealthy William Arthur Warren. As Blalock and Los Angeles Homicide Lieutenant Jack Sinclair begin to investigate, they discover that Warren's newly transplanted liver was diseased. In due course, the skeleton of another murdered man is found in the hills above Donors International, which provided Warren's new liver. Joanna consults on this case, too, and soon attracts the attention of the killers. Goldberg (Deadly Care, LJ 3/1/96) has a solid story but fails to allow enough time for character development and abruptly catapults the reader into a shockingly stark climax. However, as a professor at UCLA's Medical Center, he certainly knows how to bring authenticity to his novels. The Joanna Blalock series is a good one to hand to readers of Patricia Cornwell; this new addition is recommended for most fiction collections.-Jo Ann Vicarel, Cleveland Heights-University Heights P.L., Ohio
Kirkus Reviews
Tough police Lieutenant Jake Sinclair and pathologist Joanna Blalock (Deadly Care, 1996) team up again to excellent effect, tackling a tangled web of a case that pits them against both garden-variety murderers and predatory traffickers in human body parts.

When heavy rainfall unearths a corpse buried ten years or more on a mountainside separating West Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley, Jake catches the call. In need of forensic expertise, he appeals to his estranged lover Joanna for assistance. Despite troubles of her own, she agrees to help him on this and a recent killing that left a wealthy industrialist dead, apparently at the hands of a violence-prone intruder, in his Brentwood home. Although deeply concerned about the deteriorating health of younger sister Kate (suffering from a viral affliction contracted while on an archaeological expedition in Central America) and an alarming incidence of organ transplant fatalities at Memorial Hospital (her professional base), Joanna bears up, providing Jake with valuable clues on the anonymous remains and slain millionaire (whose treacherous trophy widow is subsequently slaughtered along with a small-time actor in a cheap motel room). Kate's liver soon begins to fail, and the distraught Joanna must rely on a concern called Donors International to supply an immediate replacement. While a legal enterprise apparently operating within the law, uncommonly prosperous DI proves a decidedly secretive organization, one that may have, yes, skeletons in its closets. Jake and Joanna eventually pierce the corporate veil to expose the horrific for-profit endeavors of Donors International. Before doing so, however, they must do personal battle with a mob-connected surgeon, excessively entrepreneurial scientists, and a villainous physician who takes a decidedly broad view of the phrase "homegrown."

Shock value and more from Goldberg, a clinical professor at UCLA Medical Center who has the anatomy of ingenious murders down pat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525940937
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/1997
  • Series: Joanne Blalock Series
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.24 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 1.23 (d)

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