Friday, December 17, 2010

Review of "Code Blue" by Dr. Richard L. Mabry

Code Blue: Prescription for Trouble Series (Book 1)
Author: Dr. Richard L. Mabry
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426702365
Genre: Fiction, Medical Thriller, Thriller, Suspense

About the Book (from Shelfari):

In the first book of the Prescription for Trouble series, Code Blue means more to Dr. Cathy Sewell than the cardiac emergency she has to face. It describes her mental state as she finds that coming back to her hometown hasn t brought her the peace she so desperately needs. Instead, it s clear that someone there wants her gone...or dead. Cathy returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town...or dead. Lawyer Will Kennedy, her high school sweetheart, offers help, but does it carry a price tag? Is hospital chief of staff Dr. Marcus Bell really on her side in her fight to get hospital privileges? Is Will s father, Pastor Matthew Kennedy, interested in advising her or just trying to get her back to the church she left years ago? When one of Cathy s prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. It s soon clear that this return home was a prescription for trouble.

My Thoughts:

I added "Code Blue" to my library after reading Dr. Mabry's book "Medical Error back in September (see my review here). This is one book that I put all my others aside for, as I've been dying to read it. I found it to be a real page turner and really enjoyed it. I did find myself a bit frustrated with the main character at times. I found Dr. Sewell, to be somewhat "air-headed" at times. She is a medical doctor, yet she does some pretty silly things by not thinking things through. It did make the story though, and I found it enjoyable and a great read. This book really kept me on the edge of my seat and if I could have, I would have read it straight through in one sitting!

I do recommend this series and cannot wait for the next one to come out next year!

About the Author:

Dr. Richard Mabry built a worldwide reputation as a clinician, researcher, author, and teacher before retiring from medicine. He entered the field of non-medical writing after the death of his first wife, with the publication of his book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse.

Richard describes his work as "medical suspense with heart." Medical Error is his second novel. His first novel, Code Blue, was published by Abingdon Press in April of 2010, and will be followed next spring by the third book in the Prescription For Trouble series, Diagnosis Death.

He and his wife, Kay, live in North Texas.

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This book is from my own personal library.

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