Skip to main content

Lethal Remedy



Title:  Lethal Remedy (Prescription for Trouble #4)
Author:  Richard Mabry
Pages:  293
Year:  2011
Publisher:  Abingdon Press
I’m a big fan of Richard Mabry’s medical suspense books.  This last offering in the Prescription for Trouble Series and it doesn’t disappoint.  The story is set on the familiar Southwestern Medical Center campus in Texas as in prior books.
Sara Miles has a young teenage patient who will die if she doesn’t receive a new experimental drug.  This drug is the only one that has been effective against a certain strain of bacteria.  The only problem is her ex-husband is the doctor in charge of the experimental drug study and she must contact him to get the drug.  They didn’t divorce on the friendliest terms after the death of their infant son.  But Sara puts the interest of her patient first, as all doctors should, and makes the call.  Her patient is admitted to the study, receives the drug and soon afterward is improving and eventually sent home.  However, about a month later, the same teenager presents with paralysis.  Soon it is discovered some of the other patients who had received the experimental drug also are beginning to present with a variety of serious health problems.  Could these various ailments be related to this one experimental drug?
Sara and another infectious disease doctor, who works for her ex-husband, begin to try and find out what is going on with their patients.  Soon two other doctors and a lawyer who practices medicine also join the search.  At every turn, they meet a roadblock and are unable to find out any information.  According to Sara’s ex-husband, Dr. Ingersoll, there are no adverse effects and his drug is 100% effective in curing this particular bacteria strain.  The company sponsoring the drug also refuses to give out any information as the drug hasn’t met FDA approval and is experimental.  Is there more going on at the drug company than they are willing to admit?  Sara and her group’s questions arouse someone’s anger and attempts are made on some members of the group’s lives.  How far will the group go before their fear causes them to stop searching?  Can they find out what causes the drug to react so within certain peoples’ systems?  Is Dr. Ingersoll involved in the cover-up?
As with all his stories, Richard Mabry draws his readers in from the get-go and never lets them go.  The pages will turn quickly as readers speed toward the conclusion.  There were some surprises and twists in the plot that kept me on my toes.  This is a well-written, interesting and exciting series that I highly recommend.  I’m looking forward to Richard’s next book due to be released in the fall of 2013.  Don’t miss out on exciting afternoon of reading these intriguing and suspenseful stories!
My rating is 4 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 http://seekingwithallyurheart.blogspot.com/ .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/lisa.johnson.75457
Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Pages:272
Year:2017
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…