Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Miracle Drug by Richard Mabry, M.D.

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:
   Richard Mabry has become one of my favorite authors. His books are the perfect blend of medical drama, suspense, and romance; and are always hard for me to put down once I start reading them. This book was not an exception to that, and due to my being mixed up with review dates, I didn't realize this book review was due today until halfway through today..... so I came home from work and have been reading it all evening.

  And it has been an enjoyable read. Mabry came up with a terrific plot and wound it around some great and liable characters..... and some not so likable characters, and set the whole drama in a hospital. Not only does it have the usual suspense and mystery that Mabry's novels have, this book also had a bit of political intrigue and international drama. I thoroughly enjoyed the book with its many twists and turns, and had a difficult time knowing who the bad guys were, so there were some surprises.

  Mabry uses some medical technology in the book, but it is either explained or is terminology even non-medical people would be familiar with. This is a novel the author can be proud of, and is one I highly recommend.

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.

Miracle Drug is available from Abington Publishing.

Thanks to Litfuse for the review copy.