Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Stress Test by Richard Mabry

Dr. Matt Newman has sold his private practice as a surgeon and will be starting his academic career soon. But as he is leaving the hospital after a late shift, two men attack him, bind him and throw him in the trunk of his car. Matt realizes they are out to kill him. He manages to find a device in the trunk to loosen his bonds, open the trunk and escape into a dark ally. He is able to avoid his captors but in the process falls and hits his head.
He awakes in the hospital only to find that the police are interested in him. His car has been found with a murdered nurse in the trunk. Matt is on the very short list of suspects.
A friend suggests he call Sandra Murray, a fiery redheaded defense lawyer. She is willing to take his case but hits roadblocks as evidence mounts. Will she be able to find out what is going on before Matt is convicted of a crime he did not commit?

I really liked this book. The action is continuous, right from the beginning. And there are twists in the plot that kept my interest to the very end.
Newman is a nice guy and his life gets harder as it becomes evident someone is out to get him. He struggles with his nominal Christianity but comes to realize that he needs to be serious about his faith.
I liked Sandra! She's got issues with doctors, since the one she was dating refused to even consider God as creator and having a relationship with Him. Yet she is willing to help Matt, believing he is truly innocent. She has a strong Christian faith and that is good for Matt.
And the medical aspect is superb. Mabry is an expert when it comes to writing medical thrillers.

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician and the author of four previous medical thrillers. His novels have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader's Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He and his wife live in North Texas. Visit his website at http://www.rmabry.com.

I am participating in a blog tour of this book and you can find more reviews here.

Please visit your local Christian bookstore to purchase this book.

Thomas Nelson, 320 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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