Stress Test by Dr. Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Publication Date: April 9, 2013
Format: Paperback - 320 pages / Kindle - 628 KB / Nook - 2 MB
Genre: Mystery / Suspense / Thriller
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Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left his last shift in the ER have no such plans-they just want him dead. Bound and in the trunk of his car, Matt's only thought is escape. He does so, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU . . . where he awakens to discover he's being charged with murder.
Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors. But when Matt calls, she knows she can't walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.
Matt's career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he's a murderer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth-and the faith to keep going-will be the toughest stress test Matt has ever endured.
My Book Review:
Dr. Matt Newman has his life on track: he is trading in his hectic surgical practice for the prestigious position teaching medicine, and he is in a relationship that is heading towards marriage. But everything changes for Matt when he is kidnapped in the hospital parking garage. Somehow he manages to escape the kidnappers and ends up in the ICU. When he wakes up he learns that he is a prime suspect in a murder investigation, a woman's body was found in the trunk of his car with his wallet underneath her. And to make matters worse, his girlfriend breaks up with him, and his new employer reconsiders the job offer leaving his world completely turned upside down.
Someone wants Matt dead and he doesn't know who or why ... all he knows is that he is innocent and being framed for the woman's murder, and he's scared for his life. Just when everyone has given up on Matt, feisty Defense Attorney Sandra Murray steps in and takes on his case. Can Sandra prove his innocence before the hired killers get to him, or before he is wrongly sent to jail for a murder he didn't commit? Proving his innocence is going to be a stress test for Sandra and Matt!
Stress Test is a fast-paced page turning medical suspense thriller that immediately grabs the reader's attention. Author Dr. Richard L. Mabry utilizes his extensive medical experience to weave a riveting multi-layered tale written in the third person narrative with enough drama, suspense, murder, medical terminology, and twists and turns that keeps the reader engaged and guessing what will happen next. The reader can't help but follow along as Matt's faith is put to the test while Sandra works towards getting him exonerated for a crime he didn't commit, only to have someone trying their hardest to stop her efforts by trying to kill him.
The storyline has a nice mixture of medical thriller, romantic suspense, and Christian faith that flows seamlessly throughout the story and isn't overly done. With interesting characters, dialogue and interactions; a richly descriptive setting in Dallas; and a riveting mystery storyline that will keep you guessing until the surprising conclusion; author Dr. Richard Maby's masterful storytelling makes Stress Test a must read for medical thriller fans!
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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