Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Miracle Drug - by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

About the book:
Miracle Drug
(Abingdon, September 2015)

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 review:
This was an interesting, suspenseful story about a medical worst case scenario.  I liked seeing behind the scenes of the medical profession and watching Josh race against time to save his patient and his girlfriend.  One thing that bothered me was that they had been dating for a year, yet Rachel didn't know where Josh stood on faith.  That should be one of the first conversations you have!  I am glad, though, that he seemed to be getting back to it as he started praying again while he went through this incredibly stressful time.  I didn't feel like I got to really know the characters;  the focus was definitely more on the action.  I liked the varied viewpoints to the story.  There was also a hint of romance.  If you like medical suspense, you might like this one!

I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

About the author:
Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes "medical suspense with heart." His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers' debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, and Romantic Times' Reader's Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. "Miracle Drug" is his ninth published novel. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

Find Richard online:
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