Litfuse Presents Medical Judgemt by Richard L. Mabry, M. D.

Medical Judgemt
by Richard L. Mabry, M. D.

Medical JudgmentMedical Judgment (Abingdon Press, May 2016)

Dr. Sarah Gordon lost her husband and daughter. Now she’s about to lose her life.

After losing the two people she loved the most, Sarah Gordon doesn’t think life could get worse. But, after a fire in her garage is ruled an arson, she begins to realize someone is after her—and that person wants to see her dead. But first, they want to see her suffer.

Her late husband’s best friend, Kyle Andrews, and a recovering alcoholic detective, Bill Larson, are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late, and they’re both trying to win her heart, too. Not only does Sarah feel torn between two men, she also feels as though she cannot trust anyone.

With creepy threats that become more and more sinister, Sarah finds herself in constant fear, but even the best home alarm technology won’t protect her. Who is doing this, and why are they after her?

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Dr. Sarah Gordon has already lost her daughter and husband, now someone is coming after her as well. But who is it? Kyle Andrews and detective Larson doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere solving the case. Things just keep getting worse and creepy for this Dr. I love Dr. Mabry’s books because they keep me on the edge of my seat, and I cant put the book down until I finish it! As much as I tried, I couldn’t figure out who the evil creep was that was harassing Dr. Gordon.

When I see a Dr. Mabry book, I know its going to be an awesome read. Being a medical Dr., he so professionally  weaves the lives of Drs., nurses,  hospitals,  patients and everything in between into his books book and makes them seem like real life stories. And adding the suspense makes for a great medical fiction read. If you have never read one a book from this author, I very highly recommend that you check out Medical Judgement, and while you are checking out this book, check out the other books by this great author, Dr. Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

I received this book from Litfuse Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

About the Author, Richard Mabry

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes “medical suspense with heart.” His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

Litfuse Presents Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M. D.

 Miracle Drug

by Richard L. Mabry, M. D.

Miracle DrugOvercoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle.

The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

MY THOUGTHS ON THIS BOOK

I love Richard Mabry’s books, and I loved Miracle Drug. The former President of the United States was intentionally exposed to a very rare virus, and newly appointed to his care was Dr Josh Pearson. Finding a treatment for this virus was more than a problem because the sample drug that was made to treat this virus was destroyed. Making matters worse, Dr. Pearson’s girlfriend ends up with the same virus, making the decision even more tense and stressful.

With interesting and unique characters, Miracle Drug is a fast, action packed suspense that will have you on your toes throughout the book! Just when I thought I had the bad guy figured out, another twist or turn would happen and I was at square one again. Thanks one of the things I love about Dr. Mabry’s books. Another unique thing about his books is that being a Doctor, Dr. Mabry has first hand experience and knowledge about anything medical. This is what makes his medical fiction so wonderful, the entire book is full of detailed medical scenes, all centered around sometime scary suspenseful situations!

I highly recommend Medical Drug to you for hours of fun fast pace suspense fun.

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Richard Mabry

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes “medical suspense with heart.” His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. “Miracle Drug” is his ninth published novel. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

Litfuse presents…Miracle Drug by Richard L Mabry, M.D. from Abingdon

Miracle Drug

by Richard L Mabry, M.D.

Miracle DrugOvercoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle.

The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

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MY THOUGTHS ON THIS BOOK

I love Richard Mabry’s books, and I loved Miracle Drug. The former President of the United States was intentionally exposed to a very rare virus, and newly appointed to his care was Dr Josh Pearson. Finding a treatment for this virus was more than a problem because the sample drug that was made to treat this virus was destroyed. Making matters worse, Dr. Pearson’s girlfriend ends up with the same virus, making the decision even more tense and stressful.

With interesting and unique characters, Miracle Drug is a fast, action packed suspense that will have you on your toes throughout the book! Just when I thought I had the bad guy figured out, another twist or turn would happen and I was at square one again. Thanks one of the things I love about Dr. Mabry’s books. Another unique thing about his books is that being a Doctor, Dr. Mabry has first hand experience and knowledge about anything medical. This is what makes his medical fiction so wonderful, the entire book is full of detailed medical scenes, all centered around sometime scary suspenseful situations!

I highly recommend Medical Drug to you for hours of fun fast pace suspense fun.

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Litfuse Presents Fatal Trauma by Richary Mabry, M.D. plus A Perfect Prize Pack Giveaway!

Fatal Trauma

by Richary Mabry, M.D.

Fatal TraumaFatal Trauma (Abingdon Press, May 2015)

A gunman who has nothing to lose faces a doctor who could lose it all to prove his innocence.

When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn’t be saved despite Mark’s best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.

Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.

At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?

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About the author

Richard Mabry

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Fatal Trauma is another addition to the awesome medical suspense books by Richard Mabry, M.D.! Being a doctor, the medical descriptions of hospital scenes, medicines, medical terms, job responsibilities of those in the medical field are real, and I always feel like I am in the middle of the scenes.

This story starts out with a bang, with a man entering the ER with his brother and a gun, threatening everyone that didn’t help save his brothers life he would kill them. Dr. Mark Baker’ main concern was Nurse Kelly Atkinson, especially since he had dated her and was attracted to her. But was this brother already dead? And the police shows up and the scene was not a pretty one. There are many twists and turns in this story, a lot going on that makes you wonder just how many people are running with the bad guys, to many people are losing their lives. The police need to get to the bottom of this before anyone else gets hurt or loses their lives. And that’s all I will say about this book! Because its much more fun digging in to at book like this not knowing a thing about what is going on. And you know with Dr. Mabry, its going to be a killer read!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

AND NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY

Can Mark find out who the shooter is before he becomes the next victim? You won’t want to miss the suspense in Richard Mabry’s new book, Fatal Trauma. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.

Richard is celebrating the release of Fatal Trauma by giving away The Perfect Prescription Prize Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on June 20th. The winner will be announced June 22nd on Richard’s blog.

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Litfuse presents Critical Condition by Richard Mabry plus win a Kindle

Critical Condition

by Richard Mabry

Critical condition

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Dr. Frasier couldn’t save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she’s fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier’s colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her “almost-fiancé” Dr. Mark Gilbert’s support only adds to Shannon’s feelings of guilt, since she can’t bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he’s just been diagnosed with leukemia.
Shannon thought it couldn’t get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, “What did he say before he died?”

With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Author Richard Mabry writes another awesome book in Critical Condition! Dr. Shannon Frasier had enough to take care of with her own life, and she sure didn’t need her sister Megan to take care of. But a phone call from Megan, and Shannon was involved in her risky lifestyle again. And to make things worse, a man was shot and killed in front of Shannon’s house, and the guy Megan was living with was found dead, and the police thought Megan was involved.

Shannon is an interesting character, she is dedicated to her work and her patients, and Megan lived a reckless life and didn’t mind taking advantage of her sister. I kept getting frustrated at Megan because of her lifestyle. But characters like Megan is what makes the story interesting! With Megan and all of the twists and turns in this story, I found myself glued to the pages of this book until the last word! As you can tell, I loved Critical Condition. One of the reasons I enjoy Dr. Mabry’s books is because of the extensive medical details. I find these details fascinating and I feel as though I am in the room with the Dr. and their patient! And I am eagerly awaiting Dr. Mabry’s next book! I highly recommend Critical Condition, and if you enjoy a good clean medical drama/murder, you will love this book. And don’t forget to check out other books by this awesome author!

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity Group and Thomas Nelson Publishers to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NOW FOR THE GIVE AWAY

Richard Mabry‘s latest medical suspense, Critical Condition, is receiving high praise. USA TODAY says, “Mabry combines his medical expertise with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.”


Richard is celebrating the release with a Kindle HDX giveaway!

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One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HDX
  • Critical Condition by Richard Mabry

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 11th. Winner will be announced May 13th on Richard’s blog.

 

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Richard’s blog on May 13th to see if you won.

Litfuse presents Stress Test by Dr. Richard Mabry

Litfuse presents Stress Test

by Dr. Richard Mabry

Stress-Test

ABOUT THE BOOK
Stress TestThey may not have enough evidence to convict him, but they have enough to ruin his life.

Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left his last shift in the ER have no such plans—they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.

Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.

Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a murderer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth—and the faith to keep going—will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.

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MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Dr. Matthew Newman thought he was doing everything right, but his life was falling apart, and he had no idea who was responsible, and no one seemed to believe his story. His life now depended on Sandra Murray, the lawyer that took his case, and now trying to free him of his charges of murder.

I am a huge fan of Dr. Mabry! I have read, and loved all of his books, and this one was even better than the others! The characters were enjoyable and very realistic, and I enjoyed the way they developed as I read the story. And I was on the edge of my seat just about the entire time I was reading Stress Test! Dr. Mabry weaves a suspenseful, thrilling story with a bit of romance, written in hospital setting, with enough twists and turns to make your head spin! With this being a fiction, it was like I knew that Dr. Newman would somehow make it through, but then each thing that happened drove him deeper in trouble and less likely to recover.

If you enjoy suspenseful thrillers, then you will love this one! I highly recommend Stress Test for you! You will not be disappointed!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and
review.  I was not required to write a
positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this
in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of four critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.

F.I.R.S.T. WildCard Tour…Lethal Remedy….By:Richard L. Mabry, MD

F.I.R.S.T. WildCard Tour

Lethal Remedy

By:Richard L. Mabry, MD

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today’s Wild Card author is:
Richard L. Mabry, MD

and the book:

Lethal Remedy

Abingdon Press (October 2011)

***Special thanks to Julie Dowd (Abingdon Press) for sending me a review copy.***

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Richard L. Mabry, MD, is a retired physician and medical school professor who achieved worldwide recognition as a clinician, writer, and teacher before turning his talents to non-medical writing after his retirement. He is the author of The Prescription for Trouble Series, one non-fiction book, and his inspirational piesces have appeared in numerous periodicals. He and his wife, Kay, live in North Texas.

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SHORT BOOK DESCRIPTION:

An epidemic of a highly resistant bacteria, Staphylococcus luciferus, has ignited, and Dr. Sara Miles’ patient is on the threshold of death. Only an experimental antibiotic developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband, Dr. Jack Ingersoll can save the girl’s life.

Dr. John Ramsey is seeking to put his life together after the death of his wife by joining the medical school faculty. But his decision could prove to be costly, even fatal.
Potentially lethal late effects from the experimental drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the changes before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?

Product Details:

List Price: $13.99
Paperback: 288 pages
Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426735448
ISBN-13: 978-1426735448

AND NOW…THE FIRST CHAPTER:

No one knew the man’s name. White male, probably in his late seventies, found unresponsive in an alley about two o’clock in the morning and brought to the emergency room. Just another homeless derelict, another John Doe.

“Pneumonia, late stages,” the intern said. He yawned. “Happens all the time. Drank himself into a stupor, vomited, aspirated. Probably been lying in that alley for more than a day. Doesn’t look like he’ll make it.”

“Labs cooking? Got a sputum culture going?”

“Yeah, but it’ll take a day or two to get the results of the culture. The smear looks like Staph. Guess I’ll give him—”

“Wait. I’ve got access to an experimental drug that might help. Let me start him on that.”

The intern shrugged. It was two in the morning. He’d been on duty for more than twenty-four hours straight—why’d Johnson’s wife have to go into labor today?—and he was bushed. The bum probably didn’t have a snowball’s chance of surviving anyway. Why not? “You’ll be responsible?”

“I’ll take it from here. Even do the paperwork.”

“Deal,” the intern said, and ambled off to see the next patient.

Three hours later, John Doe lay on a gurney in a corner of the ER. An IV ran into one arm, a blood pressure cuff encircled the other. Spittle dripped from his open mouth and dotted his unshaven chin. His eyes were open and staring.

“Acute anaphylaxis, death within minutes. Interesting.” He scratched his chin. “Guess I need to make some adjustments in the compound.” He picked up the almost-blank chart. “I’ll say I gave him ampicillin and sulbactam. That should cover it.”

* * *

The woman’s look pierced Dr. Sara Miles’ heart. “Do you know what’s wrong with Chelsea?”

Chelsea Ferguson lay still and pale as a mannequin in the hospital bed. An IV carried precious fluids and medications into a vein in her arm. A plastic tube delivered a constant supply of oxygen to her nostrils. Above the girl’s head, monitors beeped and flashed. And over it all wafted the faint antiseptic smell of the ICU.

Chelsea’s mother sat quietly at the bedside, but her hands were never still: arranging and rearranging her daughter’s cover, twisting the hem of her plain brown skirt, shredding a tissue. Sara decided that the gray strands in Mrs. Ferguson’s long brunette hair were a recent addition, along with the lines etched in her face.

Sara put her hand on the teenager’s head and smoothed the matted brown curls. The girl’s hot flesh underscored the urgency of the situation. Since Chelsea’s admission to University Hospital three days ago, her fever hadn’t responded to any of the treatments Sara ordered. If anything, the girl was worse.

“Let’s slip out into the hall,” Sara said. She tiptoed from the bedside and waited outside the room while Mrs. Ferguson kissed her sleeping daughter and shuffled through the door.

Sara pointed. “Let’s go into the family room for a minute.”

“Will she be—?”

“The nurses will check on her, and they’ll call me if anything changes.” Sara led the way into the room and eased the door closed. This family room resembled so many others Sara had been in over the years: small, dim, and quiet. Six wooden chairs with lightly upholstered seats and backs were arranged along three of the walls. Illumination came from a lamp in the corner. A Bible, several devotional magazines, and a box of tissues stood within reach on a coffee table.

This was a room where families received bad news: the biopsy was positive, the treatment hadn’t worked, the doctors weren’t able to save their loved one. The cloying scent of flowers in a vase on an end table reminded Sara of a funeral home, and she shivered as memories came unbidden. She shoved her emotions aside and gestured Mrs. Ferguson to a seat. “Would you like something? Water? Coffee? A soft drink?”

The woman shook her head. “No. Just tell me what’s going on with my daughter. Do you know what’s wrong with her? Can you save her?” Her sob turned into a soft hiccup. “Is she going to die?”

Sara swallowed hard. “Chelsea has what we call sepsis. You might have heard it referred to as blood poisoning. It happens when bacteria get into the body and enter the bloodstream. In Chelsea’s case, this probably began when she had her wisdom teeth extracted.”

I can’t believe the dentist didn’t put her on a prophylactic antibiotic before the procedure. Sara brushed those thoughts aside. That wasn’t important now. The important thing was saving the girl’s life. Sara marshaled her thoughts. “We took samples of Chelsea’s blood at the time of her admission, and while we waited for the results of the blood cultures I started treatment with a potent mixture of antibiotics. As you can see, that hasn’t helped.”

“Why?”

Sara wished the woman wouldn’t be so reasonable, so placid. She wished Mrs. Ferguson would scream and cry. If the roles were reversed, she’d do just that. “While we wait for the results of blood cultures, we make a guess at the best antibiotics to use. Most of the time, our initial guess is right. This time, it was wrong—badly wrong.”

“But now you know what’s causing the infection?” It was a question, not a statement.

“Yes, we know.” And it’s not good news.

Hope tinged Mrs. Ferguson’s voice. “You can fix this, can’t you?”

I wish I could. “The bacteria causing Chelsea’s sepsis is one that . . .” Sara paused and started again. “Have you heard of Mersa?”

“Mersa? No. What’s that?”

“It’s actually MRSA, but doctors usually pronounce it that way. That’s sort of a medical shorthand for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that’s resistant to most of our common antibiotics.”

Mrs. Ferguson frowned. “You said most. Do you have something that will work?”

“Yes, we do. Matter of fact, when Chelsea was admitted I started her on two strong antibiotics, a combination that’s generally effective against MRSA. But she hasn’t responded, because this isn’t MRSA. It’s worse than MRSA.” She started to add “Much worse,” but the words died in her throat.

Sara paused and waited for Mrs. Ferguson to ask the next question. Instead, the woman crumpled the tissue she held and dabbed at the corner of her eyes, eyes in which hope seemed to die as Sara watched.

“This is what we call a ‘super-bug,’” Sara continued. “It used to be rare, but we’re seeing more and more infections with it. Right now, none of the commercially available antibiotics are effective. These bacteria are resistant to everything we can throw at them.”

Mrs. Ferguson’s voice was so quiet Sara almost missed the words. “What do you call it?”

“It’s a long name, and it’s not important that you know it.” Matter of fact, we don’t use the proper name most of the time. We just call it “The Killer.”

“So that’s it?”

“No, there’s a doctor at our medical center doing trials on an experimental drug that might work for Chelsea.” No need to mention that Jack is . . . No, let it go.

“Can you get some of this? Give it to Chelsea?”

“I can’t, but the man who can is an infectious disease specialist on the faculty here at the medical center. Actually, he helped develop it. Notice I said ‘experimental,’ which means there may be side effects. But if you want me—”

“Do it!” For the first time in days, Sara saw a spark of life in Mrs. Ferguson’s eyes, heard hope in her voice. “Call him! Now! Please!”

“You realize that this drug isn’t fully tested yet. It may not work. Or the drug may cause problems.” There, she’d said it twice in different words. She’d done her duty.

“I don’t care. My little girl is dying. I’ll sign the releases. Anything you need. If this is our only chance, please, let’s take it.”

Lord, I hope I haven’t made a mistake. “I’ll make the call.”

“I’m going back to be with my baby,” Mrs. Ferguson said. She stood and squared her shoulders. “While you call, I’ll pray.”

* * *

“Mr. Wolfe, you can come in now.” The secretary opened the doors to Dr. Patel’s office as though she were St. Peter ushering a supplicant through the Pearly Gates.

Bob Wolfe bit back the retort he wanted to utter. It’s Doctor Wolfe. Doctor of Pharmacology. I worked six years to earn that Pharm D, not to mention two years of research fellowship. How about some respect? But this wasn’t the time to fight that battle.

He straightened his tie, checked that there were no stains on his fresh white lab coat, and walked into the office of the head of Jandra Pharmaceuticals as though he had been summoned to receive a medal. Never let them see you sweat.

Dr. David Patel rose from behind his desk and beamed, gesturing toward the visitor’s chair opposite. “Bob, come in. Sit down. I appreciate your coming.”

Not much choice, was there? Wolfe studied his boss across the expanse of uncluttered mahogany that separated them. Pharmaceutical companies seemed to be made up of two groups: the geeks and the glad-handers. Patel typified the former group. PhD from Cal Tech, brilliant research mind, but the social skills of a tortoise. Patel had been snatched from the relative obscurity of a research lab at Berkeley by the Board of Directors of Jandra Pharmaceuticals, given the title of President and CEO, and charged with breathing life into the struggling company. How Patel planned to do that remained a mystery to Wolfe and his co-workers.

Patel leaned forward and punched a button on a console that looked like it could launch a space probe. “Cindy, please ask Mr. Lindberg to join us.”

Steve Lindberg ran the sales team from an office across the hall. Lindberg could memorize salient scientific material and regurgitate it with the best of them, but Wolfe would bet the man’s understanding of most of Jandra’s products and those of its major competitors was a mile wide and an inch deep. On the other hand, Lindberg had his own area of expertise: remembering names, paying for food and drinks, arranging golf games at exclusive clubs. No doubt about it, Lindberg was a classic glad-hander, which was why he had ascended to his current position, heading the marketing team at Jandra.

Wolfe hid a smile. Interesting. The President of the company and the Director of Marketing. This could be big. The door behind Wolfe opened. He deliberately kept his eyes front. Be cool. Let this play out.

“Hey, Bob. It’s good to see you.” Wolfe turned just in time to avoid the full force of a hand landing on his shoulder. Even the glancing blow made him wince. Lindberg dragged a chair to the side of Patel’s desk, positioning himself halfway between the two men. Clever. Not taking sides, but clearly separating himself from the underling.

Wolfe studied the two men and, not for the first time, marveled at the contrast in their appearance. Patel was swarthy, slim, and sleek, with jet-black hair and coal-black eyes. His blue shirt had a white collar on which was centered the unfashionably large knot of an unfashionably wide gold-and-black tie. Wolfe wondered whether the man was five years behind or one ahead of fashion trends. He spoke with a trace of a British accent, and Wolfe seemed to recall that Patel had received part of his education at Oxford. Maybe he wore an “old school” tie, without regard to current fashion. If so, it would be typical of Patel.

Lindberg was middle-aged but already running to fat—or, more accurately, flab. His florid complexion gave testimony to too many helpings of rare roast beef accompanied by glasses of single malt Scotch, undoubtedly shared with top-drawer doctors and paid for on the Janus expense account. Lindberg’s eyes were the color of burnished steel, and showed a glimmer of naked ambition that the smile pasted on his face couldn’t disguise. His thinning blond hair was combed carefully to cover early male pattern baldness. The sleeves of his white dress shirt were rolled halfway to his elbows. His tie was at half-mast and slightly askew.

Patel, the geek. Lindberg, the glad-hander. Different in so many ways. But both men shared one characteristic. Wolfe knew from experience that each man would sell his mother if it might benefit the company, or more specifically, their position in it. The two of them together could mean something very good or very bad for Bob Wolfe. He eased forward in his chair and kicked his senses into high gear.

Patel leaned back and tented his fingers. “Bob, I’m sure you’re wondering what this is about. Well, I wanted to congratulate you on the success of EpAm848. I’ve been looking over the preliminary information, especially the reports from Dr. Ingersoll at Southwestern Medical Center. Very impressive.”

“Well, it’s sort of Ingersoll’s baby. He stumbled onto it when he was doing some research here during his infectious disease fellowship at UC Berkeley. I think he wants it to succeed as much as we do.”

“I doubt that.” Patel leaned forward with both hands on the desk. “Jandra is on the verge of bankruptcy. I want that drug on the market ASAP!”

“But we’re not ready. We need more data,” Wolfe said.

“Here’s the good news,” Patel said. “The FDA is worried about The Killer bacteria outbreak. I’ve pulled a few strings, called in a bunch of favors, and I can assure you we can get this application fast-tracked.”

“How?” Wolfe said. “We’re still doing Phase II trials. What about Phase III? Assuming everything goes well, it’s going to be another year, maybe two, before we can do a rollout of EpAm848.”

“Not to worry,” Patel said. “Our inside man at the FDA assures me he can help us massage the data. We can get by with the Phase II trials we’ve already completed. And he’ll arrange things so we can use those plus some of our European studies to fulfill the Phase III requirements.”

Lindberg winked at Wolfe. “We may have to be creative in the way we handle our data. You and I need to get our heads together and see how many corners we can cut before the application is ready.”

Wolfe shook his head. “You say this drug will save us from bankruptcy. I don’t see that. I mean, yes, it looks like we may be in for a full-blown epidemic of Staph luciferus, but we won’t sell enough—“

Lindberg silenced him with an upraised hand. “Exposure, Bob. Exposure. If we get this drug on the market, if we’re the first with a cure, our name recognition will skyrocket. Doctors and patients will pay attention to our other drugs: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes. Our market share will go through the roof in all of them.”

Wolfe could see the salesman in Lindberg take over as he leaned closer, as though to drive home his point by proximity. “We’re preparing a direct-to-consumer push on all those drugs, ready to launch at the same time we release Jandramycin.”

The name didn’t click with Wolfe for a moment. “I . . . Well, I’ll certainly do what I can.”

“Do more than that,” Lindberg said. “Jandra Pharmaceuticals is hurting. We’re staking everything on Jandramycin.”

That was the second time Wolfe had heard the term. “What—“

“Stop referring to the drug by its generic name,” Patel added. “From now on, the compound is Jandramycin. When people hear the name Jandra Pharmaceuticals, we want them to think of us as the people who developed the antibiotic that saved the world from the worst epidemic since the black plague.”

Lindberg eased from his chair and gave Wolfe another slap on the shoulder. “This is your project now. It’s on your shoulders. The company’s got a lot riding on this.”

And so do I. “But what if a problem turns up?”

Patel rose and drew himself up to his full five feet eight inches. His obsidian eyes seemed to burn right through Wolfe. “We’re depending on you to make sure that doesn’t happen. Are we clear on that?”

* * *

Sara leaned over the sink and splashed water on her face. The paper towels in the women’s rest room of the clinic were rough, but maybe that would put some color in the face that stared back at her from the mirror. Her brown eyes were red-rimmed from another sleepless night. Raven hair was pulled into a ponytail because she could never find time or energy for a haircut or a perm. Get it together, Sara. She took a deep breath and headed for the doctor’s dictation room, where she slumped into a chair.

“Something wrong, Dr. Miles?”

Sara turned to see Gloria, the clinic’s head nurse. “No, just taking a few deep breaths before I have to make a call I’m dreading.”

Gloria slid into the chair next to Sara. The controlled chaos of the internal medicine clinic hummed around them. The buzz of conversations and ringing of phones served as effectively as white noise to mask her next words. “Is it one of your hospital patients? Got some bad news to deliver?”

“Sort of. It’s Chelsea Ferguson.”

“The teenage girl? Is she worse?”

“Yes. The cultures grew Staph luciferus.”

Gloria whistled silently. “The Killer. That’s bad.”

“The only thing that seems to be working in these cases is that new drug of Jack Ingersoll’s.”

“Oh, I get it. That’s the call you don’t want to make.” Gloria touched Sara lightly on the shoulder. “When will you stop letting what Ingersoll did ruin the rest of your life? I can introduce you to a couple of nice men who go to our church. They’ve both gone through tough divorces—neither was their fault—and they want to move on. It would be good for you—”

Sara shook her head. “Thanks, but I’m not ready to date. I’m not sure if I can ever trust a man again.”

Gloria opened her mouth, but Sara silenced her with an upraised hand. No sense putting this off. She pulled the phone toward her and stabbed in a number.

* * *

Dr. John Ramsey found a spot in the Visitor’s Parking Lot. He exited his car and looked across the driveway at the main campus of Southwestern Medical Center. When he’d graduated, there were two buildings on the campus. Now those two had been swallowed up, incorporated into a complex that totaled about forty buildings on three separate campuses. Right now he only needed to find one: the tall white building directly across the driveway at the end of a flagstone plaza. The imposing glass façade of the medical library reflected sunlight into his eyes as he wove past benches where students sat chatting on cell phones or burrowing into book bags. He paused at the glass front doors of the complex, took a deep breath, and pushed forward.

There was a directory inside for anyone trying to negotiate the warren of inter-connected buildings, but John didn’t need it. He found the elevator he wanted, entered, and punched five. In a moment, he was in the office of the Chairman of Internal Medicine.

“Dr. Schaeffer will be with you in a moment.” The receptionist motioned him toward a seat opposite the magnificent rosewood desk that was the centerpiece of the spacious office, then glided out, closing the door softly behind her.

John eased into the visitor’s chair and looked around him. He’d spent forty years on the volunteer clinical faculty of Southwestern Medical Center’s Department of Internal Medicine. For forty years he’d instructed and mentored medical students and residents, for forty years he’d covered the teaching clinic once a month, and today was the first time he’d been in the department chairman’s office. He swallowed the resentment he felt bubbling up. No, John. You never wanted to be here. You were happy in your own world.

John couldn’t help comparing this room with the cubbyhole he’d called his private office. Now he didn’t even have that. The practice was closed, the equipment and furnishings sold to a young doctor just getting started. John’s files and patient records were in a locked storage facility, rent paid for a year.

He wondered how many of his patients had contacted his nurse to have their records transferred. No matter, she’d handle it. He’d paid her six months’ salary to take care of such things. What would happen after that? He didn’t have the energy to care. Things were different now.

For almost half a century he’d awakened to the aroma of coffee and a kiss from the most wonderful woman in the world. Now getting out of bed in the morning was an effort, shaving and getting dressed were more than he could manage some days. Since Beth died . . . He shook his head, trying to clear the cobwebs that clogged his brain. The knowledge that he’d never again know the happiness of having a woman he loved by his side made him wish he’d died with her. What was the use of going on?

But something happened this morning. He’d awakened with a small spark of determination to do something, anything, to move on. He tried to fight it, to roll over and seek the sleep that eluded him. Instead, he heard the echo of Beth’s words: “You’re too good a physician to retire. People need you.” He remembered that conversation as though it were yesterday. She’d urged, he’d insisted. Let’s retire. I want to get out of the rat race and enjoy time with you. Retirement meant the travel they’d put off, the time to do things together. Only, now there was no more together.

This morning, he’d rolled out of bed determined that today would be different. It would be the start of his rebirth. As he shrugged into a robe, as he’d done each day since her death he looked at the picture on their dresser of him and Beth. She’d been radiant that spring day so many years ago, and he wondered yet again how he’d managed to snag her.

He’d shaved—for the first time in days—with special care, and his image in the mirror made him wonder. When did that slim young man in the picture develop a paunch and acquire an AARP card? When had the thick brown hair been replaced by gray strands that required careful combing to hide a retreating hairline? The eyes were still bright, although they hid behind wire-rimmed trifocals. “You’re too old for this, John,” he muttered. And as though she were in the room, he heard Beth’s words once more. “You’re too good a physician to retire. People need you.”

Fortified with coffee, the sole component of his breakfast nowadays, he’d forced himself to make the call. He asked his question and was gratified and a bit frightened by the positive response. John dressed carefully, choosing his best suit, spending a great deal of time selecting a tie. He’d noticed a gradual shift in doctors’ attire over the past few years. Now many wore jeans and golf shirts under their white coats. But for John Ramsey, putting on a tie before going to the office was tantamount to donning a uniform, one he’d worn proudly for years. And he—

“John, I was surprised when I got your call. To what do I owe the pleasure?” Dr. Donald Schaeffer breezed into the office, the starched tails of his white coat billowing behind him. He offered his hand, then settled in behind his desk.

“Donald, I appreciate your taking the time to see me. I was wondering—”

“Before we start, I want you to know how sorry we all are for your loss. Is there anything I can do?”

Perfect lead-in. See if you can get the words out. “As you know, I closed my office four months ago. Beth and I were going to enjoy retirement. Then . . .”

Schaeffer nodded and tented his fingers under his chin. At least he had the grace not to offer more platitudes. Ramsey had had enough of those.

“I was wondering if you could use me in the department.” There. Not the words he’d rehearsed, but at least he’d tossed the ball into Schaeffer’s court.

“John, are you talking about coming onto the faculty?”

“Maybe something half-time. I could staff resident clinics, teach medical students.”

Schaeffer was shaking his head before John finished. “That’s what the volunteer clinical faculty does. It’s what you did for . . . how many years? Thirty? Thirty-five?”

“Forty, actually. Well, I’m still a clinical professor in the department, so I guess I have privileges at Parkland Hospital. Can you use me there?”

Schaeffer pulled a yellow legal pad toward him and wrote a couple of words before he pushed it aside. “I’m not sure what I can do for you, if anything. It’s not that easy. You have no idea of the administrative hoops I have to jump through to run this department. Even if I could offer you a job today—and I can’t— I’d have to juggle the budget to support it, post the position for open applications, get half a dozen approvals before finalizing the appointment.” He spread his hands in a gesture of futility.

“So, is that a ‘no’?”

“”That’s an ‘I’ll see what I can do.’ Afraid that’s the best I have to offer.” Schaeffer looked at his watch, shoved his chair back and eased to his feet. “Coming to Grand Rounds?”

Why not? John’s house was an empty museum of bitter memories. His office belonged to someone else. Why not sit in the company of colleagues? “Sure. I’ll walk over with you.”

As the two men moved through the halls of the medical center, John prayed silently that Schaeffer would find a job for him. With all his prayers for Beth during her final illness, prayers that had gone unanswered, he figured that surely God owed him this one.

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My Thoughts on Lethal Remedy

Lethal Remedy  by Dr. Richard L. Mabry

Ok, so this new drug can cure a deadly staph infection, one even worse than MRSA, and it is perfectly safe, no side effects, just all good stuff? That should throw a red flag right there! Yet Jandra Pharmaceutical was using Dr. Ingersol to convince Doctors and patients that this experimental drug is the wonder drug of all times. But someone somewhere is not telling all, and Dr. Rip Pearson is determined to find some answers. As I was reading the book I had to wonder if things like this happen today. The way people are always trying to get ahead and make the big money, you have to wonder. Is it all about the patient or all about the money?

Being a huge fan of Dr. Mabry’s books, I was anxious to read this forth book in the Prescription for Trouble Series. Though Lethal Remedy was a lighter read than the other three books, I was still glued to the pages until the last word! Again, he created a cast of characters that were unique and played their part so well to make the book a fast-paced, easy read enjoyable thriller. Throughout the book was the big question of whodoneit. And Dr. Ingersol’s character was very well written but he was a jerk! It sure wouldn’t do for him to be my Doctor! And the way it all ended was interesting, and good old doc Ingersol wasn’t as great as he wanted people to believe he was. But you need to read the book to find out all about that! And I can’t leave out the way the author writes the faith of his characters into the story, not so it jumps out of the book at you, but so we can see Christ in the lives of the characters. I appreciate the way God is using Dr Mabry to spread the gospel to a group of people that may not hear it otherwise.

I’m glad Abingdon Press and Dr Mabry decided to add a fourth book to this series. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lethal Remedy and highly recommend it to anyone who likes medical fiction, thrillers, mystery and just a good book to read!

I rec’d this book from the publisher Abingdon Press through F.I.R.S.T. WildCard Tours. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

we have a winner!

Wilma Metcalf  ………is the winner of Dr. Richard Mabry’s book “Diagnosis Death”

A big Thank You to everyone who participated and for all of the wonderful comments. If you haven’t read any of Dr. Mabry’s books, get copies and read them! I already know you are gonna love them as much as I do! And if you do read any of his books, go to some of the online bookstores such as Amazon, CBD Books-A-Million, Barns and Noble and leave a review to help promote his books. And drop him an email through his website and let him know what you think of his books. I know he will appreciate it!

You can find out more about Dr. Mabry and his books HERE on his website.

Interview with Dr. Richard Mabry and Book Giveaway

DR. RICHARD MABRY ‘PRESCRIPTION FOR TROUBLE’ SERIES

Hey everyone. I am so excited to have Dr. Richard L.Mabry here with us today. Dr.Mabry’s 3rd book in his series Prescription for Trouble hit the stores in April. If you like christian fiction and suspense, you will love this series. I want to thank Dr. Mabry for taking time out of his busy writing schedule to be with us today. Leave a message about the interview to enter to win a copy of his latest book, Diagnosis Death. You MUST leave a comment to enter to win the book!  Please note that Giveaway Ends…..June 15th.

 Hello Dr. Mabry, it’s great to have you on my blog today. Thank you so much for being here. Tell us a bit about yourself.


 I’m a physician, retired after 26 years in private practice and 10 spent as a medical school professor. I’m a native Texan, and my wife, Kay, and I now live in North Texas. My hobbies are golf, reading mysteries, and spoiling our grandchildren.

Wow, 36 years in the medical field. That is awesome, and I am sure you could write books and books about what you have seen in all of those years in practice and being a professor. No wonder the medical scenes in your books are so accurate and awesome!  You know your stuff!!

 And I know you enjoy your grandchildren, you can spoil them then let mom and dad take them home and  deal with it! They are such a joy to us, and they are so much fun. I always think about my dad with grandchildren. He would get down in the floor and play with them, make them so wild, then send them home with us. He always said that’s what granddaddy’s were suppose to do!

How long have you been writing?

Not counting the textbooks and professional papers I wrote during my years in medicine, I began my non-medical writing career with a non-fiction book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse, published in 2006. About the time I started writing that book, James Scott Bell and Alton Gansky encouraged me to try my hand at fiction. Four unpublished novels, forty rejections, and four years later my first novel was published.

Well we are glad your friends talked you into writing fiction. I’ve read the first three books in yourPrescription for Trouble Series and they are awesome. I can’t wait until fall to read the fourth one. It takes a lot of patience, but I know it was worth it when Code Blue was published. And now your forth book will be out in the fall. How amazing. I hope to have you back here for another interview so you can tell us all about it!

What aspects of being a writer do you enjoy the most?

I’ll have to echo the sentiment of Dorothy Parker, who said, “I hate writing. I like having written.” The most enjoyable part of writing is hitting the “send” key to transmit a completed manuscript to my editor.

And then you can relax and wait patiently. You are such a wonderful writer, even if you don’t like writing.

 What is your favorite Scripture?

Psalm 139:1-5, which reads:
1O LORD, You have searched me and known me.
2You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar
3Youscrutinize my path and my lying down
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
4Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O LORD, You know it all.
5You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.

 What a wonderful passage of scripture to have for a favorite! Every time I read those five verses I am reminded of how the Lord knows us and how much he loves us. Thank you for sharing that with us today.

 How do you find characters for your books? Are the influenced by family and friends?

I hope I’m smart enough never to put family or even acquaintances in my books. No, I make up my characters to suit the needs of my plot, sometimes drawing on characteristics or peculiarities I’ve seen in other people, but never in such a fashion as they can identify themselves. I can’t afford to alienate a single potential reader.

This is always an interesting subject for me. I always want to know how a writer creates the characters they use in their stories. A lot of time researching and even more knowledge goes into the characters and their personalities. You do an awesome job of creating just the right characters. When I read your books, I feel like I am working right along with the medical team. And that is scary, since I know nothing about that field.

What are 4 things about yourself that most people wouldn’t know?

I won the State meet in extemporaneous speech my senior year in high school.

I’ve been an interim minister of music.

I went to college with Pat Boone. (We were in the same English class).

I rode an elephant in Thailand on my honeymoon.

Wow these are interesting things…..Thanks for answering this question. I think it is cool to find out little interesting things about the authors of the books we read. I bet your wife took plenty of pictures of you and the elephant!!  And Pat Boone…..that is way too cool. And I can see the speech since you are in the Medical field, and now writing books, that’s an amazing accomplishment. You are a man of many talents, to also be able to help in being the minister of music. How awesome that you are willing to use your talents for the Lord.

When will your next book be out?

The third book in my Prescription for Trouble series, Diagnosis Death, was officially released on April 1, and I’ve been pleased with both the advance reviews and the early sales. I’m just completing the final edits for my fourth book in that series, Lethal Remedy, which is due out September 1.

  We wish you blessings on the sales of all of your books, and especially Diagnosis Death that is currently out, and Lethal Remedy that will be out in September. I am looking forward to reviewing that one too.

What are you working on now?

After finishing these edits, I’ll be getting back to work on my next novel, with the working title, Stress Test. Here’s a tease:

Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. His kidnappers have no such plans for him. They just want him dead.

He escapes, but his freedom comes at a price: a serious head injury that almost completes the job his kidnappers started. Matt wakes up in the ICU, charged with murder. His hopes of an academic career are going down the drain, while his freedom and perhaps his life may be next. His only ally is a fiery, redheaded defense lawyer with an itch to see justice done.

 That sounds wonderful, and it is great that you will keep us busy reading!  Oh  and thanks bunches for the teasers…… but now we have to wait how long to read the rest??  LOL  I tend to be impatient when waiting on a book!

Where can our readers find you?

My website is http://rmabry.com.  I blog twice a week at http://rmabry.blogspot.com. And, like so many people, I’m on Twitter (http://twitter.com/RichardMabry) and Facebook (http://Facebook.com/RichardMabry).

Thank you so much for letting us know where to look for you on the web. And readers, be sure to go to Dr. Muray’s web sites and check out information on his books.

Anything else you want to add?

I appreciate your having me as a guest on your blog. I hope your readers will enjoy Diagnosis Death, as well as trying the other novels in the series, Code Blue and Medical Error.

 And thank you so much for taking out of your busy writing schedule to be with us. It has been exciting for me to have one of my favorite authors here. Your books are at the top of my favorite reads list! And readers, I encourage you to run out and pick up a copy of Dr. Mabry’s books asap! The first in the series is Code Blue, the second one is Medical Error, the third we have been talking about today, and you can enter to win a copy, Diagnosis Death, and the fourth will be out Sept 1st, Lethal Remedy. If you use your local library, encourage them to purchase copies if they don’t have them already. Just keep asking until they do.

 What question do you want to ask our readers?

What is your motivation for writing? If you knew you’d never be published, would you still write? (PS—if the answer to that question is “yes,” congratulations. You’re really a writer).

 That has to be the tough thing about writing, writing books that may never be published. It truly takes a real writer to keep persevering until the spotlight hits you!

 That’s all the time we have now with our guest, Dr Mabry. Lets give him a big thanks for being here by getting a copy of his books and read them. And after you read them, write a review of what you think about them and post it on some of the online bookstores like Amazon, Books A Million, CBD, etc. And if you need help, just let me know and I will be happy to help you. Or if you want to write a review and email it to me, I will post it for you. This will help Dr Mabry very much, and you can brag that you have your reviews online!!  Book Giveaway ends June 15th

Interview with Dr. Richard L. Mabry, M.D. here tomorrow plus book giveaway

I am so excited to have Dr. Richard L. Mabry on my blog tomorrow for an interview. And we will be giving away his latest book in the 

Prescription for Trouble Series, ‘Diagnosis Death’  You dont want to miss this~~

http://rmabry.com/

 

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.

 

MY REVIEW

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.

 

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