Code Blue by Richard L. Mabry
Prescription for Trouble series: Book one
Abingdon Press / 2010
About on the book:
In the first book of the Prescription for Trouble series, Code Blue means more to Dr. Cathy Sewell than the cardiac emergency she has to face. It describes her mental state as she finds that coming back to her hometown hasn t brought her the peace she so desperately needs. Instead, it s clear that someone there wants her gone...or dead.
Cathy returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town...or dead. Lawyer Will Kennedy, her high school sweetheart, offers help, but does it carry a price tag? Is hospital chief of staff Dr. Marcus Bell really on her side in her fight to get hospital privileges? Is Will s father, Pastor Matthew Kennedy, interested in advising her or just trying to get her back to the church she left years ago? When one of Cathy s prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. It s soon clear that this return home was a prescription for trouble.
I haven't read many, if any, medical thrillers, so Code Blue made for a nice change from my usual reading. I actually ended up liking the story and had a hard time sticking with one person as my guess of who the culprit was.
The characters were very good and my favorite was definitely Will. I liked him pretty much from when he was first introduced in Code Blue... he just seems like a great guy. :)
One thing I didn't like was when the writing didn't seem to flow well (at least to me) and the story seemed to end a little too soon. Still, I did enjoy Code Blue and look forward to reading more of Mabry's books in the future. If you enjoy suspense novels with some medical aspects in it, then I think you'll enjoy this book. Good read.
*I did not get this book for review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*