"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.
When I think Christian fiction, I always automatically think female authors, and very rarely do I associate a male author. I think female authors because they create characters that are unforgettable and with whom I can undoubtedly relate to in some way or another. But I must confess and say that I am super pleased with Richard Mabry's work. CODE BLUE is a terrific start to a new medical series written by a highly talented male author. In CODE BLUE,book 1 in the Prescription for Trouble series, we get a healthy dose of crisis, suspense, faith tested and of course, romance! Inject that with a bit of humor and mix it up for the perfect drug! It will cure any ailment! The characters in this particular story blend well with the plot of suspense. This plot is one that grips your soul and puts you right in the middle of the medical action! I loved the thrill of not knowing what was gonna happen next to Dr. Sewell, and I also loved the feeling that Mabry created by those perfect injections of God's love and faith. It certainly made for better entertainment than those TV medical dramas! My advice to you? Read CODE BLUE. It's 5 star worthy, like Candace Calvert's Mercy Hospital Series...BETTER than any Grey's Anatomy, ER, or House episode could ever be. I can't wait for a second dose of medical mystery and fast paced thrills with this amazing series! And we'll get that with Prescription for Trouble's book 2: MEDICAL ERROR,coming in September of 2010!
Seeking respite and healing following a broken relationship, Dr. Cathy Sewell finds herself back in her hometown. How was she to know that her arrival in Dainger, Texas would embody its very name? True danger stalks her every move. When her car is deliberately run off the road, Cathy realizes that she isn't exactly welcome in this town. Could it be the fact that she is a female doctor in a largely male-dominated industry? Or is she just imagining things? Is there some other reason why someone would want her dead? Questions plague her as she attempts to establish her name in the community.As Cathy struggles to build her patient base, the financial pressures of her business continue to mount. Things go from bad to worse when the banker who approved her loan ends up in the emergency room fighting for his life due to a prescription error. A prescription that she had written. Did she really make such a careless mistake or is it the result of foul-play?In the midst of her dilemma, two suitors are vying for Cathy's attention, hospital Chief of Staff, Dr. Marcus Bell, and her former high school sweetheart, Will Kennedy. Not ready for a relationship, she's hesitant to trust either one. As matters get more complicated, Cathy finds herself in need of a lawyer. It just so happens that Will is an excellent attorney. As Cathy and Will begin meeting on a regular basis, is it possible for their relationship to pick up where it left off? Cathy continues to struggle with her faith as she encounters one set back after another. Will her shaken faith find solid ground? And will she be able to unravel the mystery of who is trying to kill her before time runs out? 'Code Blue' is a must read for those seeking an action-packed, suspense-filled, medical mystery. Dr. Richard Mabry injects the perfect doses of intrigue, faith, and romance, leaving the reader craving another book in the Prescription for Trouble series!