My Review: Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble, Bk 1) by Richard L. Mabry, MD

(Prescription for Trouble, Bk 1)
by Richard L. Mabry, MD

Christian Ficiton / Medical Suspense / Romantic Suspense

Abingdon Press
Copyright 2010
Pages:  288
ISBN:  9781426702365

(from Amazon):

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. 

What I thought:

First of all, I gotta tell you, Richard L. Mabry has been added to my "must read" authors list -- I loved this book!  It's a very fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat,  medical suspense, with a healthy dose of romance.  Just what the doctor ordered *pun intended* to get me out of my reading slump.  ;)

As y'all know, I'm not big on in-depth reviewing for mystery/suspense books as I don't want to give away any key, or surprise, elements of the story, but I'll do my best.  Honestly, the synopsis from Amazon (posted above) pretty much says it all.

When I requested this book to review, it was with mixed feelings.  I wondered if I would be able to understand what was going on since I'm not all that knowledgeable on medical jargon (though I did take a Medical Terminology class a couple of years ago, and am now working in a medical environment); this book is written by a retired physician/medical school professor.  I thought Dr. Mabry did an excellent job with making everything understandable for the average person; I found it very easy to follow along with Dr. Cathy Sewell's life-threatening journey.

I'm already looking forward to the second book in this series, Medical Error, set to release in September 2010.  Not long to wait -- yay!!  If you're interested in finding out more about Dr. Richard L. Mabry, MD, or his publications/books, be sure to check out his website.

*** I received my review copy compliments of Susan Salley @ Abingdon Press.  Thank you! ***


Richard Mabry said...

Glad you enjoyed CODE BLUE, and appreciate your sharing the information with your readers. Watch for MEDICAL ERROR when it's offered for a First Wild Card tour in September.

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hi Dr. Mabry ~ thanks so much for dropping by -- it's an honor! :)

I loved CODE BLUE, and am eagerly awaiting MEDICAL ERROR. The excerpt at the end of CODE BLUE has me completely intrigued.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to watch for the tour with FIRST.

~ Lori

Christy--Southern Sassy Girl said...

Great review, Lori! I've been seeing this one pop up all over the place, and I've never really tried out a medical suspense novel...well, at least not in a VERY long time.

Congrats on the job, too, BTW!! :o)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hey Christy ~

If you ever have a chance to read Code Blue, please do! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised -- I know I was. :)

Awww - thanks! I'm loving it so far.


Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Don't you love it when you don't have to wait long between books? I'm reading a book right now and I'm loving it but the next book doesn't come out till next summer so that really stinks! I'm glad you enjoyed Code Blue! Thank you for another wonderful review! :-)

XOXO~ Renee