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Code Blue

Title:  Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series)
Author:  Richard Mabry
Pages:  267
Year:  2010
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
                I have recently read Richard Mabry’s latest novel, Stress Test, and found the novel so good I decided to read some of his other books.  As a result, I discovered Code Blue and what a find!  This is the first book in the Prescription for Trouble Series.  This is a contemporary medical suspense novel and it will enthrall the reader from page one until the end!
                Someone is out to kill Dr. Cathy Sewell or is she just being paranoid, descending into the schizophrenia that plagued her mother before her death?  Cathy has returned to her hometown to start her own private family medical practice.  She is having trouble getting patients due to rumors about her reasons for returning home.  She is pursued by a mysterious black SUV she encounters several times, but is it the same SUV?  Is there really anybody after her or is it her imagination running wild?  Then, one of her few patients arrives at the hospital after taking too much of his medicine, causing a heart attack.  The patient survives, but Cathy’s career might not.  As a result, Cathy is now being sued as she wrote the prescription incorrectly or did she?
                Cathy enlists the aid of her former high school boyfriend, who has now become a lawyer.  Will Kennedy has never stopped loving Cathy, but wonders what happened when they both left for college and their relationship crumbled.  He is ready to pick up where they left off, but Cathy is not so sure.  Cathy has some unresolved anger at her father.  Her parents were both killed in a car accident on the way to Cathy’s college graduation.  She wonders if her father was unfaithful to her mother.  Cathy also had a couple of relationships where the men were unfaithful.  She has trouble trusting Will.  She also has trouble trusting God.  She and He have not been on speaking terms since her parents’ deaths.  Will is the son of a preacher and an active Christian.  Can he show Cathy that both he and God are trustworthy?  Can they find solutions to Cathy’s many problems and renew her faith?
                This is a great story that has action, suspense and unexpected twists and turns in the plot.  The characters face stress and problems every day just like you and I.  Okay, the problems may be different, but they are problems just the same.  How do you deal with your problems?  Do you try to fix them on your own or do you take them to the ultimate Problem Solver first?  I plan to review more of this author’s novels in the future, so if you like fast-paced fiction, stay tuned to read more!
                My rating is 5 stars.
Note:  I received a complimentary copy for an honest review of this book.  The opinions shared in this review are solely my responsibility.  Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

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