"And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God."
Years later, another gun-shot victim lay in her front lawn. Once again, Shannon's hands are covered in blood. Once again, Death had claimed another victory. But what happens in the ensuing weeks will make this event seem as peaceful as a Sunday morning.
I think I've read every one of Dr. Mabry's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one was equally as enjoyable. The characters are interesting and I found relating with many of their struggles. I particularly enjoyed the dynamics between Shannon and her little sister. At times I wasn't sure how I felt about Mark, but over time I found myself liking him.
Although, the story was entertaining and fast-paced from the opening pages until the end, there is a familiarity to this story to other stories by this author. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read other books by Dr. Mabry you will see the pattern.
This is a stand alone novel and would make a great introduction to an excellent author. If you've read and enjoyed Dr. Mabry in the past this one will not disappoint you.
Disclaimer: I did receive this copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
Anytime I get a chance to read one of Dr. Richard Mabry's books, I jump on it! I absolutely LOVE his medical thrillers and Critical Condition was EXCELLENT, as I knew it would be! I'm never able to solve the who-done-it in Dr. Mabry's books and I LOVE that! I've always loved the fact that his books, for me, are not the typical cookie cutter suspense novels. He writes good, clean, exciting novels that leave you anxiously awaiting the next one!
I loved Shannon and how she loved her family! She cared immensely for her sister, and being the oldest child, she took on a role that I could completely relate to. I just thought Mark was amazing and his patience with Shannon were obviously God-given :) But that is always how the Lord works! What we think is impossible, God makes a way and provides all you need to get through it, and that is evident in Dr. Mabry's books!
If you haven't read one of Dr. Mabry's books, you truly should! If you like suspense, medical thrillers, then Oh boy! you truly need to read his books!!
Critical Condition is a 5 â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥ â™¥'s review for sure!
Shannon's life becomes more complicated when her sister calls in the middle of the night needing a place to stay. Is Megan on drugs again? When she turns to her pastor-father for help, she finds he has been diagnosed with leukemia.
He world becomes even more fragile as she begins to receive phone calls, a rough voice demanding to know what the man said before he died.
There is plenty of action in this novel too. Shannon's life is in danger. Megan is in danger too. Her old boyfriend was found murdered and there is one policeman who determined to pin the murder on her. When we get near the end of the novel, the suspense really builds.
If you like medical novels with lots of suspense, you'll like this novel. I did.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book through Litfuse for the purpose of an independent and honest review.
"The valet parking attendant assisted Shannon Fraiser from the car, and she pulled her sweater tighter around her against the gusty autumn wind. "Todd, this place looks expensive."
Todd Richardson made his way around the car and took Shannon's hand. "Yes, but I hear the food's wonderful."
As they walked down the canopied sidewalk toward the leaded glass doors, Shannon said, "But if it's too expensive..."
Todd grinned at her. He shook his head and a few strands of dark hair dropped onto his forehead. "Don't worry. I can handle it." The grin became a smile, and Shannon's heart rate sped up, as it always did. "I just got a nice promotion, with a significant boost in salary. On the other hand, you're not going to be earning anything until you get out of medical school. You deserve something nice every once in a while.
"I'm proud of you for getting the promotion," Shannon said. "And the bigger salary would be nice if..." She let the words trail off. When Todd was ready to ask the question that was on both their minds, he would. Meanwhile, she'd just enjoy tonight.
Todd seemed to read her mind. "I know what you're thinking." Todd said. "We can talk about it -"
Shannon felt a tug on her arm a split second after she heard the gunshot. She felt, more than she saw, Todd crumple to the ground beside her. When she looked down, he lay on his side, eyes wide, a stunned expression on his face. His lips barely parted as he whispered, "Help me." (excerpt from Critical Condition)
In the latest medical suspense thriller, Critical Condition, by Richard L. Mabry, MD, Shannon Fraiser, is about to put it all on the line to salvage a career in medicine. When a man is subsequently shot on her front line much in the same way as Todd, she begins to wonder if there isn't a possible link in the two similar shootings. Just when she is on the border of dealing with this, her sister Megan calls looking for a last minute place to stay now that her boyfriend has been stealing her pharmaceutical drug samples and has left her without a job. The final straw comes in how well Shannon is able to deal with crisis is when her father is diagnosed with cancer and her boyfriend wants to understand why she can't commit to marriage. The story is about to get more interesting than she could ever begin to imagine and life may never be the same again.
I received Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own unless otherwise noted. I love every novel that Mr. Mabry has published because it utilizes his experience as a medical physician to keep the story captivating, on the edge of your seat and turning pages faster than you ever thought possible with just the right blend of suspense. Once again I believe he has hit a home room with this one and easily rates a 5 out of 5 in my book. This one even comes with a discussion guide at the end that is perfect for book clubs!