Monday, April 28, 2014

Critical Condition

Critical Condition
Richard L. Mabry MD
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-1401687403
April 2014/336 pages/$15.99

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-fiancĂ©” 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.


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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Combining medical fiction with chilling suspense is what Dr. Richard Mabry does best, and Critical Condition is one of his finest. I absolutely couldn't put it down and read it in one day. I was riveted from the opening chapter and intrigued by the characters. Mabry moves the action and the emotion seamlessly between the hospital setting and Shannon's personal life as both are turned upside down by the events unfolding in her life. Plenty of twists and turns had me suspecting almost everyone in this thriller as the danger escalated, and the pages practically turned themselves. Shannon's spiritual struggles are smoothly and naturally woven into the story and made her a relatable character. With a satisfying conclusion that I didn't quite anticipate, Critical Condition belongs on your TBR list!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers & Litfuse Publicity Group as part of a blog tour. 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 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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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Beth said...

I need to read this! Thank you for the review.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Linda. So glad you enjoyed Critical Condition, and I appreciate your review.