A gunman who has nothing to lose faces a doctor who could lose it all to prove his innocence.
When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn't be saved despite Mark's best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.
Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.
At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?
I have enjoyed every Richard Mabry book I have read, and he has become synonymous with great Christian medical suspense to me. When I open a book of his and start to read, I know it is going to be a good read, and this one was no exception,
A lot of suspense novels slowly inch into the suspense and action. This book jumps into it on the first page with a hostage/gunman situation in the Emergency Department of a hospital, and it doesn't slow down but keeps up throughout the whole book. Mabry does an excellent job of combining a Christian message, suspense, and hospital happenings in a way that it is interesting and easy to understand and read. I didn't get bogged down with the medical "stuff", and found it interesting to get an insider's take on hospital happenings.
I liked the main characters, and it was nice to read a book that focused more on the male character than the female. Christian fiction tends to be a woman's market, and even when male authors write a book, they often do it from a female's point of view, so cheers to Mabry for focusing on a story more from a man's point of view.
The book had some surprises and although I saw some thins coming, I didn't see everything coming, which makes for a great novel. I did read the book in one sitting, which I often to with a great novel such as this, and recommend it to lovers of Christian suspense.
This is a stand alone title.
About the author:
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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Fatal Trauma is available from Abington Publishing.
Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy. Can Mark find out who the shooter is before he becomes the next victim? You won't want to miss the suspense in Richard Mabry's new book, Fatal Trauma. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.
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