Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Miracle Drug

Miracle Drug

by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.   

Medical Thriller
Abingdon Press 

Litfuse, Abingdon Press, andRichard L. Mabry, M.D. are excited to offer the tour forMiracle Drug.

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:  Personal physician to one of the former leaders of the world.  Possibly every physician’s dream job.

Josh would rather have his colleague back.

Appointed to the position following the suspicious murder of Dr. Ben Lambert, Dr. Josh Pearson already has a bad feeling about this.  His fears are confirmed when he diagnoses former president David Madison with a mutated form of diptheria.  Mutated, as in . . . genetically engineered for the purpose of biochemical warfare.   His girlfriend is diagnosed, as well.

And there is only enough serum for one patient.

While holding to his medical thriller roots, author Richard Mabry seems a bit lost in this book.  The imagery is flat, the pace is pedantic, and the plot feels forced.  Everything seems a bit superficial, which is uncharacteristic of this author.  Still one of my favorite authors, this is probably one I would have trouble recommending wholeheartedly.

3 stars for another medical thriller from Dr. Richard L. Mabry!

reviewed by: Steve

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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.

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1 comment:

Carolyn Jefferson said...

I'd like to read this book. Hope I can win it.

Thank You,
Carolyn J.