Thursday, April 24, 2014

Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

Medical Suspense at it's finest! In my humble opinion, Dr. Mabry has yet another hit on his hands. Personally, I believe his newest release, Critical Condition, is his best novel to date.

In the Prologue, Shannon Frasier is a medical student who loses her soon-to-be fiance in a drive by shooting. Unable to honor his last words, "Help me!" she finds that the words tend to 'haunt' her. Fast forward ten years, Dr. Frasier is now a General Surgeon and dating Dr. Mark Gilbert, a pathologist on staff at the hospital she works at. They love each other and Mark would like nothing more than to marry Shannon, but something is holding her back.

In Chapter One, Shannon is holding a dinner party at her house to celebrate the final day of Dr. Le Duan (Lee) Kai's residency. Lee, his wife Ann, Mark and Shannon are sitting at the dinner table and as Shannon raises her glass to offer a toast for Lee, they hear three flat cracks. Since it is the 4th of July weekend Shannon thinks someone has gotten an early start on the celebration. The fact that the cracks were so quick in a row prompts them all to head to the door to check things out. What they find is a man laying in the yard with gunshot wounds. Shannon and Lee run out to him and Lee calls back to Mark to call 911. Before the police and EMTs can get there the man passes away. But before he does, he whispers something that only Lee and Shannon heard and then says to Shannon, "Help me".

I will say that there are many twists and turns in this book making you think everything is tied together one minute and then in another minute you start questioning things and begin thinking everything is unrelated. Oh my it was a wonderful suspenseful ride!  

For anyone who enjoys a fast paced suspenseful read you must pick up a copy of Critical Condition. I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.  It is a wonderful, clean read that will keep you up turning the pages as fast as you can.

On a 5-Star scale - 5 HUGE Stars!!!!! 

I would like to thank Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson for my review copy of Critical Condition. I received my copy for free in order to read it and give my honest review, which I have done.

Smiles & Blessings,


  1. Cindy, so glad you liked Critical Condition. Thanks for sharing your review with your blog readers.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Dr. Mabry. I absolutely love your work and Critical Condition is my favorite to date!