Sunday, October 11, 2015

Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. [Review & Giveaway]


ISBN: 9781630881184
Paperback $14.99
Abingdon Press
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About the book: Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug---it will take a miracle.

The infection wasn't supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn't. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why---his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn't stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation's eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.

My thoughts: My experience reading books written by retired doctor Richard L. Mabry has been enjoyable and a pleasure to recommend to others. As his latest book emerged, I looked forward to reading it. I was absolutely not disappointed! From the first page, the story was fast paced and interesting.

The need to find the source of an American ex-president's illness and treat him accelerates with the discovery that the initial diagnosis while correct is only a small part of the problem, and the race is critically paced to find a cure. The plot thickens as an assassin manages to slip past the armed guards and into the ex-president's room. He is discovered and killed in the nick of time. Who sent him? How wide-spread is the plot to kill this ex-president?

As Secret Service and local police protect the victim and analyze the crimes, and as they try to keep it from becoming public knowledge, the doctors and a smart lab technician fight the medical battle.

In this medical thriller the reader will wonder if this is an international plot, a ploy of a drug company, or a greedy individual who will stoop to the lowest low for their own corrupt gain.

I loved the interaction and fast thinking of the medical professionals and the ex-president's professional staff to facilitate safety, secure the rare cure, and assist in the solution of the multiple crimes committed in this saga.

The reader is reminded that this is a work of fiction. The infection is fictitious as is the rare drug. However, it reads like modern science and the skill of Dr. Mabry brings. a great level of medical professionalism and believability. Another good read from the pen of a medical professional turned professional writer.

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About the Author: A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of seven 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.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy to facilitate this review. Opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

15 comments:

  1. I have read Dr. Mabry's Prescription for Trouble series.
    I am not sure, but I think antibiotics have contributed to the eradication of a lot of illnesses.

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    1. Susan, you're right--but in this case (fictional, of course) the problem is finding a drug that works for an unusual infection.

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  2. Dr. Mabry is a new-to-me author. I'd like to read FATAL TRAUMA. I am grateful that researchers are discovering more cancer fighting drugs!

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    1. Caryl, research is light-years ahead of what it was just a decade ago. Hope you enjoy my novels.

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  4. I would like to read Stresstest.

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  5. I've read a couple of his books and they are great.
    The first great miracle drug that I can remember is penicillin. There are so many wonderful antibiotics now but until people take them correctly, we will always come up with resistant bacteria.

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  6. I have several of his books on my Kindle but haven't read one yet. I'm looking forward to Code Blue. I'd have to go with penicillin as the drug that has done the most to date. Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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  7. I have not yet read any of his books but they sound like page turners! I think the polio vaccine has been one miracle drug with great benefit.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. No, I haven't read any of Richard Mabry's books, yet. I would guess that penicillin was the miracle drug that has helped the most. There are so many different drugs now that it is overwhelming, so perhaps I'm incorrect.

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  9. I have Code Blue, so I will be starting with it, and hope to read the others.

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  10. I haven't read them and I would say antibiotics.

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  11. I say antibiotics! I would pick Critical Condition.

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  12. I'd also like to read his book Critical Condition.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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