If you have been reading my blog long, you know that I love a wide variety of books. Second to Ted Dekker styled thriller/spiritual exploration my next favorite genre is Medical Thrillers. I have thoroughly enjoyed Richard Mabry, MD in the past, and was excited to get my hands on his latest novel : Medical Judgement.
Sarah Gordon is the main character, and we meet her after the loss of her daughter and husband. Trying to find her new normal as an ER doctor without her family, Sarah finds herself the victim of several crimes. As she is forced to face this new threat two men enter the picture, both hoping to offer a little more than help. Sarah is a believer but after the loss of her loved ones, has walked away from the church. Both men are also believers and attend the church use is a member of.
I enjoyed the personal dynamics in this story. While Sarah has faced a terrible tragedy, and has turned away from the Lord, she is real. She is woman searching, mourning and learning to cope. As her relationship with both Kyle Andews, her husband’s best friend, and Bill Larson the officer investigating the crimes, develops you can see how God works through people that come into our life in different seasons.
While I have not experienced anything like Sarah has, I can relate to her struggles professionally and personally. I really could identify with her journey to find herself and find her faith again.
I love Dr. Mabry’s writing! He can weave a story to likable character, edge of your seat drama, and faith all together and produce a book you cannot put down!
NOTE : I was offered a copy of Medical Judgement in exchange for an honest review.
Dr. Sarah Gordon lost her husband and daughter. Now, she’s about to lose HER LIFE.
After losing the two people she loved the most, Sarah Gordon doesn’t think life could get worse. But, after a fire in her garage is ruled an arson, she begins to realize someone is after her – and that person wants to see her dead. But first, they want to see her suffer.
Her late husband’s best friend, Kyle Andrews, and a recovering alcoholic detective, Bill Larson, are trying to solve the mystery before it’s too late and they’re both trying to win her heart, too. Not only does Sarah feel torn between two men, she also feels as though she cannot trust anyone.
With creepy threats that become more and more sinister, Sarah finds herself in constant fear but even the best home alarm technology won’t protect her. Who is doing this and why are they after her?
About Dr. Mabry
About me . . .
In addition to the practice of medicine, my past includes a stint overseas in the US Air Force, several periods as an interim music minister, and an all-too-brief experience as a semi-pro baseball player. In other words, there’s more to me than “M.D.” covers. Let me share a little about myself.
My BA is from the University of North Texas (which was North Texas State University at the time). I graduated with an MD degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, then obtained my specialty training in otolaryngology (that’s “ear, nose, and throat” to most folks) at two major teaching hospitals in Dallas: Parkland and the VA Hospital.
I served for almost three years as a Captain in the US Air Force at Lajes Field, in the Azores, a Portuguese possession in the middle of the North Atlantic. I’ve forgotten most of the Portuguese I learned there, but will never forget the friendships I made. Because I was involved in saving the life of a little Azorean girl whose airway was obstructed by a coin, I was written up in Stars and Stripes and received the Air Force Commendation medal. When there’s a recognition on Veteran’s Day, I’m proud to stand beside all the others who’ve served.
During the 36 years I spent in medicine, I wrote or edited eight textbooks, authored over a hundred professional papers, and was an invited guest speaker all over the world. I held the presidency or vice-presidency of three professional societies, and was privileged to receive a number of awards and honors. But if you asked my greatest reward in medicine, it would be in seeing patients get better under my care.
Primarily golfing, usually once a week with the same golf partner for the past ten years or so. We don’t keep score (heresy to purists, I suppose) and we enjoy the fellowship. I’m also a voracious reader, mainly fiction, although I do read non-fiction books.
I’ve been a Christian for six decades. For almost forty years, I was a Deacon in the Baptist church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and singing in the choir. After a recent move across the city, I’m proud to be a member of the Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, where I get to hear Dr. Chuck Swindoll preach regularly.