Following its highly successful and well-respected first edition, this thoroughly revised edition offers much more! Edited and authored by leading authorities in hematology, this scientific reference textbook now comes with a CD-ROM. Additional features include some of the more salient standard and current therapeutics and an easily accessible appendix that provides great reference. The CD-ROM contains 100 of the most critical illustrations from the text—great for quick consultation from your computer.
An unlikely romance between a hematologist and a vampire in the early years of the AIDS pandemic is the focus of Scott Miller’s genre-defying riff on vampire legends, American pop culture, and contemporary horror fiction. Part romance, part gothic horror, part bawdy comedy, and part steamy eroticism, In the Blood crosses all boundaries and serves up an entertaining roller coaster ride you’ll never forget. In the Blood tells the story of the vampire Zachary Church and Adam Graham, a gay hematologist with HIV, and their budding relationship in the early era of AIDS. If vampires are the only ones who can't be affected by the AIDS virus, do they have some responsibility to pass on their immunity? And for someone with AIDS, what price is too high for acquiring that immunity? When Adam asks Zach to turn him so he won't die, Zach is torn. He has vowed never to make another vampire, never to subject anyone else to the horrific loneliness he has known for so long. Ultimately, Zach has to choose between condemning Adam to the tormented life of vampirism or watching him die, knowing he could've saved him, knowing that he will be utterly alone once more.
Francis Rogers dies in the hospital after a brief but relatively mild illness. Her death might have been considered merely unlucky, if she hadn't asked medical examiner Lewis Lev to conduct her autopsy if anything happened to her. Dr. Lev and Detective Jane Harmon join forces to dissect false leads in order to determine what really happened to Rogers.
It's 1991. Rob Ross, an ad executive, is suffering a moral crisis in his high rise office when his dead father slips through the window to ask Rob to help film an exposé of the Darwin bombing. Rob finds himself catapulted back to 1942¿ Blood is a far-reaching and multi-layered work that must be read to be believed. Kay¿s clean, sharp prose and poignant voice transport the reader through different times, places and points of view as smoothly as a time machine. Playfully eccentric in places and heart-achingly sad in others, with a dark, comedic vein lying just below the surface, Blood is an exceptional work of fiction.
From the much-loved author of Shadowboxing comes a stunning debut novel in the spirit of Honey Brown and Chris Womersley. From the moment he saw her, wrapped in a blanket at the hospital, Jesse knew that he'd be the one to look after his little sister, Rachel. Mum was always on the move and always bringing home trouble. When his mum's appetite for destruction leads the little family into the arms of Ray Crow, beneath the charm and charisma, Jesse sees the brooding violence and knows that, this time, the trouble is real. But Jesse is just a kid and even as he tries to save his sister, he makes a fatal error that exposes them to the kind of danger he has sworn to protect Rachel from. As their little world is torn to pieces, the children learn that, when you are lost and alone, the only thing you can trust is what's in your blood. Blood is an epic moral fable, a gothic odyssey set on the back roads of Australia. In understated prose touched with poetry, it finds tenderness in a world without sanctuary and the strength of innocence amidst violence and genuine evil.
Cheap tabloid headlines scream the brutal facts at 17-year-old Robert Harrison: his parents have been shot dead in the sitting room of their suburban home. Robert's initial shock and anger is soon replaced by a growing sence of a conspiracy to protect him from the truth. So he decides to investigate the murder himself and the secrets he uncovers about his parents lead him to the brink of sanity and put his life in danger . . .