Friday, December 24, 2010

Medical Error

Author: Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Publisher: Abingdon Press
July 2010
ISBN: 978-1-4267-1000-1
Genre: Medical Thriller/Christian

You’ve seen the reviews; the ones claiming “I couldn’t put it down! I stayed up all night reading this book!” Well, I just became one of those reviewers. It’s 1:00 a.m., and I’ve just finished reading MEDICAL ERROR: PRESCRIPTION FOR TROUBLE. While this is the second in the PRESCRIPTION FOR TROUBLE series, it easily stands on its own merits. It helps if you have a penchant for medical thrillers, but Dr. Mabry’s writing style captures your interest from the first sentence, and holds it until the last.

Dr. Anna McIntyre, a surgeon at Parkland Hospital and an assistant professor at the nearby medical school seems to have her life well in hand. Until her patient inexplicably dies on the operating table. And her identity is stolen. And her credit rating is ruined. And she finds out that she is positive for the HIV virus. Throw in a pathologist who is still living in the shadows of a man he killed, a divorced lawyer who is also a recovering alcoholic, the DEA, and two local detectives, and you have all the ingredients for a page-turner of a novel. Throughout the book, Dr. Mabry effortlessly calls your attention to the patience and grace of the God of a Second Chance. But be warned . . . in this book, as in real life, nothing is ever as it appears. Discussion questions and sample chapters from Dr. Mabry's next book are included at the end of MEDICAL ERROR. 264 pages. $13.99.

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