Friday, April 25, 2014

Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. (Review and Giveaway)

ISBN: 9781401687403
About the book:  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-fiancé" 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.

My thoughts:  Just when Dr. Shannon Fraiser thinks she can get her life back on a normal track and begin to love again, tragedy hits on her front lawn. It recalls to her fragile emotions  her history when ten years prior her fiancé died in her arms from a gunshot. 

But it seems the talented and bright Dr. Fraiser is destined to be tested and tried in a multitude of ways in the upcoming days and weeks. The shooting on her front lawn doesn’t seem random. She learns her father has cancer. Her wayward sister moves in with her. And then Dr. Fraiser is exposed to the deadly HIV. 

How much can a person endure? How much can their faith be challenged?  How much can the relationship between Shannon and Mark take?

This is a medical suspense. There are bits and pieces of medical jargon and scenes, but this is not an in-your-face ER or Hospital Drama! Written by a retired physician, it rings true to life and professionalism. Dr. Mabry handles the emotional drama with a delicate, yet descriptive and true to life realism. 

I’ve reviewed several of Dr. Mabry’s medical suspense novels and thoroughly enjoyed each of them. They are each different and enjoyable on different levels. This is well written Christian fiction bringing plot and character development to the pages of a frankly good read.

GIVEAWAY:  Litfuse Publicity Group is providing a copy for one of Chat With Vera's readers to win in a giveaway. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Begins April 25 & ENDS May 16 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT. Open for USA addresses only.
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Learn more about Dr. Mabry: Click Here I have reviewed two books of Dr. Mabry's: 1) Heart Failure and 2) Stress Test


DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Critical Condition from Litfuse Publicity Group on behalf of Thomas Nelson and the author, Richard L. Mabry, M.D. in exchange or my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own and I received no compensation for this review.

25 comments:

  1. I would like to read Stress Test too. They all sound good really.
    Amyc

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  2. My 2 year old son was acting up the other day. My hubby tells him he's hilarious. My 5 year old daughter asks what does hilarious mean. He tells her that it means very funny. She looks at him and says her brother is LOlarious. I guess she didn't think he was funny at all. Ha ha.
    Amyc

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  3. Vera, thanks for the nice words about Critical Condition (and my other novels). I hope your blog readers will enjoy them as well.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway! :)
    I'm really looking forward to reading "Diagnosis Death" & "Lethal Remedy" -- I own both of them, I just haven't read them yet.

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  5. Reading makes me happy.
    I have read Dr. Mabry's Prescription for Trouble series and loved it.

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  6. I would like to read Heart Failure.

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  7. Joyful moment - seeing my kids walk by my office on a school field trip to the library.

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  8. I would like to read Critical Condition after reading your paragraph above but I also would like to read Diagnosis Death.

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  9. Happy. Happy Joyful moment was when my oldest grandson graduated from high school and he did a back flip on stage after getting his diploma, was cool and we were all so happy

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  10. I would love to read Medical Error these are my favorite types of books to read, medical mysteries, of course once a nurse always a nurse and I love them.

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  11. I would love to read Lethal Remedy. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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  12. Happy moment... when a friend of ours, a USMC Sgt. came home safe and sound!

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    1. That is indeed a praise-worthy happy moment!

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  13. On Good Friday, my son-in-law returned to base after 9 months on the USS Harry S. Truman. That ended his 7th and last deployment. We are so happy to have him home!

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  14. I think I would like to read both Heart Failure and Stress Test in addition to Critical Condition. They sound like exciting books to read.

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  15. My daughter is part of the area high school plays and musicals, as she was in middle school. It is always a heart tugging moment when the cast are giving their final performances as seniors. Many of them I have known as little kids.....and how they've grown into quite the actors and actresses.....and thinking, this may be the last performance I ever see....hoping they make it big one day, as they have in their middle and high school theatre and drama!

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  16. I would love to read ALL of his books. I'm currently reading StressTest, a book of his I won on chatwithvera.com! It's goooooood!!!! I would love to read Code Blue next.

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  17. Eating chocolate makes me happy. I read Stress Test and appreciate that he knows his field and incorporates it into his books.

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  18. I am happy to be a convert to Chrisitanity. Pax Christi!

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  19. The book Code Blue looks like a good read.

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  20. My best friend will be having a baby really soon. I'm very excited and can't wait.

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  21. OHHOW i LOVE A MEDICAL SUSPENSE NOVEL !!!

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  22. Books make me happy and I love audio books too.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  23. I would also love to read her book Heart Failure and Stress test.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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