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Lethal Remedy: Prescription for Trouble #4 [Kindle Edition]

Richard L. Mabry
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Book Description

What happens when the race to stop a lethal bacteria becomes a race to stop a killer?

Dr. Sara Miles’ teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection with Staph luciferus, known to doctors as “the killer.” Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara’s ex-husband can save the girl's life.

But potentially lethal effects from the drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the effects before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?

"Lethal Remedy boasts a gripping medical plot that only an insider could write so believably… Dr. Mabry takes his knowledge of the medical profession, combines it with a ticking clock, and gives the reader a problem we'd all be terrified to face. What more could the reader of a good medical suspense ask for?" —Susan Sleeman, author of Behind The Badge and The Justice Agency series

"Lethal Remedy is the perfect cure for boredom: a first-rate medical thriller with humor, engaging characters, and realism that only a seasoned doctor could bring to the story." --Rick Acker, author of When the Devil Whistles and Blood Brothers

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About the Author

Richard L. Mabry, MD, is a retired physician and medical school professor who achieved worldwide recognition as a clinician, researcher and teacher before turning his talents to non-medical writing after his retirement.

He is the author of four published novels of medical suspense. One of them, Medical Error, was a finalist for the 2011 Carol Award of the American Christian Fiction Writers. His most recent novel and final in the Prescription for Trouble series, is Lethal Remedy.

Richard and his wife live in North Texas, where, when he’s not writing or trying to improve his golf game, he stays busy being the world’s best grandfather.










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  • File Size: 1125 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press (October 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005SZ473S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Straight Forward Medical Suspense Novel October 17, 2011
This review was originally posted on my Girl Who Reads blogspot 6/4/2011.

After getting my Nook, I signed up for It is a place where reviewers can request ARCs from publishers. I browsed through the list of books (it's a bit overwhelming) and came across a Christian medical suspense novel. I'm always trying to find new Christian books that aren't romances so I thought I would give it a try. I was not disappointed.

If you combined the medical investigations of House with the amateur sleuthing of Diagnosis Murder, Christian principles of Facing the Giants, and the feel good vibes of a Hallmark movie in written form, you would have Lethal Remedy. All the things I best liked from the shows/movies were rolled up in this book. The writing style was excellent, making it an easy and relatively quick read. The mystery elements were just enough to keep you intrigued, while not making you have to think super hard to follow along. For a mystery/suspense lover, Lethal Remedy would be a wonderful beach read, unfortunately you have to wait until October to get your copy.

I made a rather odd observation while reading this medical story. I read a lot of medical set stories (the possible tragedy, the compassion of the characters in such a set up, etc always seems to draw me in). I don't know why I have been taking note of this because it is just odd. But in several recent stories that I have read there has been a similar phrase. If the patient has an IV it is always noted when someone would hold the patient's hand they were careful (or similar phrasing) of the IV. It was mentioned at least twice in this book. I just find it funny that authors would add in this detail.

My only complaint with Lethal Remedy...
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars LETHAL REMEDY December 18, 2011
LETHAL REMEDY was a bit of a disappointment. I say "a bit" because there were still parts that I enjoyed, but unfortunately it still left me wanting. While I really enjoyed books one and two in the Prescription for Trouble series, the last two were not as well rounded. Now- I am reviewing this book from a female perspective, and the parts of the book I felt were lacking were the relational influence between characters, but I also am a suspense reader and I felt the tie-up in this novel was rushed and lackluster.

Dr. Sarah Miles is struggling on many fronts. The collapse of her marriage, the loss of a child, and now, one of her patients is under attack by a deadly disease that only her ex-husband's research can help her with. But the more Sarah researches this new wonder drug, the more she realizes it's a potential killer and someone is willing to silence her before she can make her findings known. As she teams up with fellow physicians, personal attractions arise, but that is where they are left.

The first third of this book was difficult to get into. In fact, when I read the forward and realized book four was an add-on, I felt that answered a lot of questions. It just didn't have the impact as books one and two. Multiple characters were introduced, but none of them, other than Sarah were really fleshed out. Mabry tugged on heartstrings here and there, but that only left me wanting more. But, that is something I've come to realize with male authors. Sometimes they lack on the emotional front. The conclusion was a bit anticlimactic and rushed. In fact, I read the wrap-up without even realizing it.

All that to say, I haven't given up on Richard Mabry, I would still probably buy his future books, hoping they have the intensity of his first two installments.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lethal Remedy November 9, 2013
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?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this series!
Published 3 months ago by Tamera Moody
5.0 out of 5 stars A good series
Thoroughly enjoyable medical-based mystery
Published 4 months ago by Agatha D Goode
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Medical Thriller
This is a very good, medical thriller. It was written with easy to understand language. The medical info was explained, so that you could understand it, with or without, a lot... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rosanna Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Real
You get so caught up in the characters and what is happening, you forget it's fiction and not real. Great read.
Published 8 months ago by Sandra L. Kradel
5.0 out of 5 stars Richard Mabry does not disappoint. I just started reading his books...
Richard Mabry does not disappoint. I just started reading his books and have read one after the other. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Janet Feldman
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
If you love medical mysteries with faith involved you will very much enjoy this one. I love all of HIS books.
Published 8 months ago by Davina Morgan
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good medical mystery series
Published 8 months ago by MelindaJoy926
3.0 out of 5 stars Several typo errors etc
A enjoyable read even though it contains several typo errors--enjoyed the medical aspect-prefer to not have religious quotes but they were short enough to not be distracting
Published 9 months ago by CharS
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 9 months ago by Patricia Brignac
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great story line!!
Published 9 months ago by Cheryl A. Tritley
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More About the Author

I'm a retired physician, who got into non-medical writing after the death of my first wife with my book, THE TENDER SCAR: LIFE AFTER THE DEATH OF A SPOUSE. I'm gratified that it continues to help those who have lost a loved one.

From that point, I moved into writing fiction. Thus far I've had seven novels of medical suspense published: CODE BLUE, MEDICAL ERROR, DIAGNOSIS DEATH, and LETHAL REMEDY were the first four. The second and third books listed were named finalists for the ACFW Carol Award and Romantic Times' Best Inspirational Novel respectively, and LETHAL REMEDY won the Selah Award.

Then came STRESS TEST (also a finalist for Romantic Times' Best Inspirational Novel). My next book, released in October, 2013 by Thomas Nelson Publishers, was HEART FAILURE. The most recent is CRITICAL CONDITION, which was released in April, 2014.

I'm pleased to announce that FATAL TRAUMA will be published on May 19 of this year, with more to follow. Further, I've just self-published a Christian fiction novella, RX MURDER, which is currently available for Kindle.

I am a past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and the International Crime Writers Association.

When I'm not writing, I'm busy being a husband and grandfather, working on my golf game, and doing the hundred-and-one other things that retired people do. I'm busier now than I ever was while in practice--and loving it.

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