Friday, April 12, 2013

Stress Test

Stress Test
Richard L. Mabry
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401687083
April 2013/320 pages/$15.99

They 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.


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.


Wow. I have enjoyed each of Dr. Mabry's previous books but this is his absolute best yet! I made the mistake of starting it at bedtime and stayed up way too late because there was simply no convenient stopping place. Aptly titled Stress Test, the adrenaline fairly drips from the pages. From the opening pages when Matt is kidnapped and stuffed in his own trunk and continuing throughout the search for those responsible for his abduction as well as the murder he's been charged with, the relentless action kept my heart pounding. Chilling glimpses of those determined to see Matt locked away-or worse!-added to the suspense. And if I am ever in a courtroom where everything is working against me, I hope Sandra Murray is on my side of the table. Her passion and determination, combined with her faith, inspire confidence and admiration. I fully expect to see this novel garner another award for Mabry; don't miss it!

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Richard Mabry said...

Linda, Thanks for your kind words. So glad you enjoyed Stress Test. I must confess that I try to end each chapter with something that makes the reader want to turn the page...mwah, hah, hah.
Hope your blog readers enjoy Stress Test. Thanks.