You might want to save this for the week-end so you can stay up until the wee hours reading, because, you will not want to put it down. The medical field mixed with mystery, romance, and strong christian values is just what this doctor ordered. I have researched the author because I was so interested in the man behind this book. This is one of the best books I have read in a long time, and I read a lot!!
A long-time historical romance fan, I rarely read mysteries or suspense novels, but Richard Mabry's book changed that. CODE BLUE swept me into the formerly unknown world of medical drama, but Dr. Mabry did such a great job making the technical aspects of his tale understandable that I was able to enjoy the story fully. I liked Dr. Cathy Sewell and felt for her from the outset. As the plot thickened and she found herself in increasing danger, I flipped the pages faster, eager to find out whodunitâ€”and to find out if there was a place for romance in her busy life. I got my answers, but I was kept guessing until the end. CODE BLUE is a winner. The good doctor has a devoted reader.
Others have written of content. My contribution is to say simply that Dr. Mabry's book is one of the best suspense novels I have ever read. The author's medical knowledge is fine,of course, but his general knowledge marks him as a first-rate mind with a great deal to share, and his writing shows him a true professional. I look forward to reading more of his work.
Cathy Sewell doesn't just find herself a woman doctor in a man's world. She is a family doctor in a town ruled by specialists. And she has to prove herself and her abilities to gain the hospital privileges she needs to best help her patients. But someone doesn't want her to succeed.I enjoyed watching Cathy prove her worth over and over. But would it be enough? Richard L. Mabry, MD is a writer to watch. He brings a fresh new voice to Christian Fiction and medical suspense.
"Code Blue" is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel. It was, at it's core, about wrong perceptions of past events effecting how people viewed themselves and others in the present. The suspense was created by someone repeatedly trying to kill Cathy, various medical emergencies, and the tension in the various relationships.The mystery was a who-done-it, but I was pretty certain who did it from the moment we met the character. However, I found it believable that Cathy didn't quickly figure it out and that she acted the way she did. She wasn't dumb. She was just more inclined to trust her perceptions than to carefully think things through.The characters were interesting, likable, and dealt with realistic problems. The world-building was excellent, especially the details about the medical and legal aspects.Cathy was angry at God because of her parents marital problems (due to a mental illness) and the crash that took their lives. As she realized her perceptions of these events were wrong, she also changed her perception of God. The novel dealt with these issues in a way that was for Christians and those with a Christian background. Non-Christians will probably find it preachy due to the prominent Christian content, but I didn't find it so. I really liked it.There was no bad language. There was no sex. Overall, I'd recommend this book as exciting, well-written, clean reading.I received this book as a review copy from the publisher.