Sunday, May 4, 2014

Critical Condition by Dr. Richard Mabry

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-fiance" 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?"

I’m thinking that Dr. Mabry is definitely one of my favorite writers of Medical Suspense.  My other favorite in that category has got to be Dr. Harry Kraus.  How glad I am that it appears their publishing schedule is opposite of each other so that I can always count on great books all throughout the year.

Years after watching her fiancĂ© die from a gunshot wound, Dr. Shannon Frasier has completed all of her medical training and continues to hold fast to her promise from that night to spend the rest of her life fighting against death…. And winning.  Now, as a man lays dying on her front lawn from a gunshot wound, her thoughts go back to that night and the desperation she felt by not being able to save a life.  Matters get complicated when her sister, Megan, leaves her boyfriend and asks to crash with Shannon for awhile.  Always the “fixer”, Shannon agrees.  As the investigation into the dying man continues, though, her sister is pulled further and further into looking like the main suspect.  Turning to her pastor father for strength, she finds that he’s been diagnosed with Leukemia and is in the midst of a battle himself.  As her life seems to be spiraling out of control, a series of threatening phone calls cranks the danger to her life even higher.  Who was the man on her lawn and what was his connection to her sister?  What’s the prognosis for her father’s illness?  Who’s behind the phone calls and what do they want?  Hang up the phone and go down to BUY THIS BOOK!!!

Dr. Mabry has once again written a novel that provides everything you could ask for in a great novel.  He has provided us with meaningful characters, a believable storyline and a plot that flows like a smooth river.  The descriptions of places and actions throughout the book always invoke clear vivid pictures of everything that is happening, adding to the realism and immersion of the storyline.  The end is wrapped up tight, allowing you to heave a huge sigh of relief that all of the suspense and turmoil has finally come to a dramatic end.  Of course, that’s only until the next book come out.
Is this a "guy's book"?  This book has all of the markings of a great “guy’s book”.  The suspense and intrigue start small and continue to a full crescendo until you’re almost breathing from all of the action.  To me, there’s nothing like a great action-packed “whodunit” to brighten your day.

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.

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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."

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  1. Rick, Thanks so much for your review. So glad you liked Critical Condition, and I hope your blog readers will, as well.

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Dr. Mabry. Truly enjoyed reading this book and glad to be able to share my thoughts with others.