Awesome Medical Drama Thriller…Diagnosis Death

Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 04/2011
Binding: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781426710216
Retail Price: $13.99
Author: Mabry, Richard MD

About the Author

Richard L. Mabry, M.D. is a retired physician and medical school professor who achieved worldwide recognition as a writer, speaker, and teacher before turning his talents to non-medical writing after his retirement. He is the author of Code Blue and Medical Error, the first two novels in The Prescription for Trouble series, one non-fiction book, and his inspirational pieces have appeared in numerous periodicals.  He and his wife, Kay, live in North Texas.



To Dr. Elena Gardner, live seems to be crashing down on her from all angles. After her husband’s tragic unexpected death, the threatening midnight phone calls, and the letters started coming. How can she survive not only the grief involved with losing her husband, but the fear she is now facing from this unknown harasser. And as if this isn’t enough, another death happens in the ICU similar to her husbands, and Elena just happened to be in his room around the time of his death. The whispers among her fellow workers begin and the phone calls continued, this time with a message,”I KNOW WHAT YOU DID! YOU’LL PAY!”

Elena doesn’t feel she can trust anyone except David, another Dr. she works with. David is her friend, and she feels she can go to him or call him when she needs someone. Should she be taking to him, since her husband has only been gone 6 months? She just can’t do this alone.

Dr. Gardner is relieved when a she is accepted for a position in a Family Practice in Dainger. Will the move stop the danger she is in? Will the caller know where to contact her? And then at her new hospital, in the ICU,  the unbelievable happens, and another patient dies, this one similar to the two at her old hospital. Will everyone have their eye on Elena again, even though this is a different place, with different people?

And what about her relationship with David, can it survive all of Elena’s troubles? Does he believe Elena, or the whispers of those blaming her?

Ok…to start with, the characters in this book are just real! As you read, you want to think they are people you can go visit, or call, and be their friends. And the plot just keeps you going and going. I couldn’t put the book down.  He tells little mysterious tidbits but then makes you wait a while to find out the real answer. And being a Dr for four decades gave him the knowledge to make the medical part of the book real life. And his knowledge of the Bible gave him the scripture and how to explain throughout the book how God can work in our lives, even when we think things will never be better for us.

Dr. Mabry is an awesome story teller. He has a way of making you want to keep reading until you finish the last word. He keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire book.  I’ve read the first two books in this series, and now I can say that all three of them are just plain awesome! I can’t wait for the forth one to come out!  I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to read.

This book was given to me free from Abingdon Press. I was not required to write a positive review of this book. The review is my opinion only of the book.







1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Richard Mabry
    Apr 05, 2011 @ 13:16:43

    Joy, Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed Diagnosis Death, and hope you like the next one even better. I appreciate the review.



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