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Critical Condition

Richard Mabry
Critical Condition
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Critical Condition

Richard Mabry

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Dr. Frasier couldn't save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she's fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier's colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her "almost-fianc " Dr. Mark Gilbert's support only adds to Shannon's feelings of guilt, since she can't bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he's just been diagnosed with leukemia.

Shannon thought it couldn't get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, "What did he say before he died?"

With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.



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Dr. Frasier couldn't save the gunshot victim on her front lawn. Now she's fighting for her own life.

It began as a quiet dinner party honoring Dr. Shannon Frasier's colleague, but became a nightmare when a man was shot on her lawn, reviving emotions from a similar episode a decade ago. Then a midnight call from her sister, Megan, causes Shannon to fear that her sister is on drugs again.

Her "almost-fianc " Dr. Mark Gilbert's support only adds to Shannon's feelings of guilt, since she can't bring herself to fully commit to him. She turns for help to her pastor-father, only to learn that he's just been diagnosed with leukemia.

Shannon thought it couldn't get any worse. Then the late-night, threatening phone calls begin, the rough voice asking, "What did he say before he died?"

With everything around her in a critical state, simply staying alive will require all the resources and focus Shannon has.


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Meet the Author

Richard Mabry

Richard L. Mabry, MD, is a retired physician and medical school pro-fessor who achieved worldwide recognition as a writer, speaker, and teacher before turning his talents to non-medical writing after his re-tirement. His first novel, Code Blue, will be published by Abingdon in the Spring of 2010. He is also the author of one non-fiction book, and his inspirational pieces have appeared in numerous periodicals. He and his wife, Kay, live in northern Texas. Check out his website at www.rmabry.com for more information.

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A great read
4 stars By Wendy, May 14 2014
This is about a doctor who gets caught up in a murder-mystery when a man she doesn't know is shot on her front lawn. The author seems to have thrown almost as much as he could think of at his protagonist to the point where you wonder how much more she can take before she cracks. The end is a little too sweet and perfect, but still this was an enjoyable read, especially when trying to relax in the midst of a busy, stressful period. Only trouble was: I read a little too late as it was hard to put down!
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A Complex Thriller
4 stars By Iola, May 14 2014
Critical Condition starts with a bag (literally) as Shannon Frasier witnesses the gunshot that kills her long-term boyfriend Todd Richardson. Ten years later, she's a surgeon in a Dallas hospital and history almost repeats when a complete stranger is shot on her front lawn, and dies in her arms. Things grow rapidly more complicated when Megan, Shannon's sister, moves in with her after having a fight with her boyfriend ... who then dies. Both Megan and Shannon's fingerprints are on the murder weapon, and the police seemed convinced that one or both of the women know more than they are saying. One of the policemen seems to be paying Shannon more attention than is necessary, which causes friction between her and almost-fiance Dr Mark Gilbert.

This is a complex plot, a combination of mystery, suspense, medical thriller and romance (although I did feel the romance was definitely last place). There were lots of related points to keep in mind, yet not so many that I lost track of who was who or what was what. Shannon and Megan were both well-drawn characters, with Shannon as the 'good' older sister who had worked hard and done well, and Megan the more flighty younger sibling with a more mixed personal history.Recommended for thriller fans.

Thanks to Litfuse and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review
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Another Excellent Story by the Good Doctor
4 stars By HollyMag321, Apr 28 2014
I think I've read every one of Dr. Mabry's books and thoroughly enjoyed them. This one was equally as enjoyable. The characters are interesting and I found relating with many of their struggles. I particularly enjoyed the dynamics between Shannon and her little sister. At times I wasn't sure how I felt about Mark, but over time I found myself liking him.

Although, the story was entertaining and fast-paced from the opening pages until the end, there is a familiarity to this story to other stories by this author. I don't want to give anything away, but if you've read other books by Dr. Mabry you will see the pattern.

This is a stand alone novel and would make a great introduction to an excellent author. If you've read and enjoyed Dr. Mabry in the past this one will not disappoint you.

Disclaimer: I did receive this copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Catalogue Code 385015
  • Product Code 9781401687403
  • ISBN 1401687407
  • EAN 9781401687403
  • Pages 336
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category Suspense Mystery
  • Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Publication Date Apr 2014
  • Sales Rank #63139
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 22 mm
  • Weight 0.299kg

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