Dr. Shannon Fraiser and her guests, Dr. Mark Gilbert, Shannon’s “almost fiancé,” and Ann Kai, were in the middle of their celebration party honoring the newest graduate from Southwestern Medical School residency program, Dr. Le Duan (Lee) Kai. When she heard what sounded like three firecrackers being set off, Shannon decided to check and see what was happening and discovered what looked like a pile of old clothes. Only it wasn't old clothes, but an injured man. She quickly realized that the man had been shot and was bleeding profusely and that she was helpless to save him. The man was mumbling something unintelligible before he died. Instantly the scene was déjà vu to Shannon and she felt defeat once more as the decade old memory of her former fiancé Todd Gunderson crumpled at her feet from a gunshot wound and died before her eyes. Todd's death turned her future upside-down, by ending their plans of a life together.
It seemed that Dr. Frasier’s troubles kept multiplying. Her sister, Megan, who had been recently released from rehab, moved in with her, ... but only until she could find a job, and an apartment. Megan also was keeping secrets and fleeing from an abusive relationship. Then Megan was arrested as a suspect in the victim’s murder, as well as, a suspect to her former boyfriend's murder. In addition to all of this were the mysterious and threatening phone calls that Shannon received demanding to know what the dying man had said to her.
I couldn't turn the pages fast enough as I read this mystery/thriller by Dr. Mabry. I just had to find out who had committed the crimes and why? Were Shannon and Megan involved, or just convenient scapegoats? I won't reveal the answers so that you will enjoy finding out for yourself when you read Critical Condition.
About the Book:
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-fiancé” 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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A retired physician, Dr. Richard Mabry is the author of seven critically acclaimed novels of medical suspense. His previous works have been finalists for the Carol Award and Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Award, and have won the Selah Award. He is a past Vice-President of American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the International Thriller Writers. He and his wife live in North Texas.
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Blessings,Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, M.D was provided for me free by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for my honest review.