Monday, February 21, 2011

Medical Error by Richard Mabry, M.D.

Dr. Anna McIntyre is a successful surgeon at a teaching hospital when her life suddenly begins to go very wrong.  A patient upon whom she performed emergency surgery dies from a severe reaction to medication when the records show that the medication had been prescribed to him before with no adverse reaction.  Then she finds out her credit cards have been maxed out.  Next the police come for her as they have found she has prescribed drugs - illegally.  And then she receives the results of a blood test she never had. 
Someone has stolen her identity.  Will she be able to find out who it is before her reputation and future in medicine is totally ruined.
This novel, the second in the Prescription for Trouble series, is pretty good.  The action really moved along in the second half of the book.  The excitement mounts until the very end.  At first I thought I had figured out the bad guy and there were even a few pages near the end where the author let me believe I was right.  Dr. McIntyre is a Christian and her spiritual character development was done well. 
It is a good read and you get to learn a little about the medical profession along the way.  A discussion guide at the end makes this a great book for reading groups.

Abingdon, 262 pages.  Publisher information.

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