Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry (Blog Tour Review)

Miracle DrugMiracle Drug
by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.
Christian Suspense, Medical Thriller
Paperback & ebook, 320 Pages
September 15th 2015 by Abingdon Press

Overcoming these odds will take more than a miracle drug—it will take a miracle.

The infection wasn’t supposed to happen, but it did. The treatment was supposed to take care of it, but it didn’t. Then Dr. Josh Pearson discovers why—his patients, including the former President of the United States, have been dosed with a different strain of the original virus, one that is universally fatal. The only chance for survival is treatment with an experimental drug, but the manufacturer might already have discarded its supply.

As if treating the President of the United States isn’t stressful enough, the situation goes from bad to worse when Rachel Moore, a nurse Josh is falling in love with, falls ill. With the nation’s eyes on him, Josh must pull off a miracle to save a man who holds a good deal of power and the woman who holds his heart.


My Review

Miracle Drug starts off with an immediate murder that throws the reader right into this medical thriller where not only the former president of the United States is at risk, but so is the main character's girlfriend. There was a constant feel of underlying suspense, of knowing that something was going to happen, but not when or what or even who would be involved. The suspense continued all the way to the end with plenty of red herrings to confuse the reader as to who the villain(s) would be. With some elements of romance and inspiration mixed in, this story was an exciting read perfect for inspirational medical thriller, suspense, or romantic suspense fans.

The characters were well formed and likable. Dr. Josh Pearson was a good main character as he navigated a new situation for him in caring for a high-priority patient and dealing with a deadly disease. His girlfriend, Rachel Moore, was an easily-connectable character. She gives a different perspective and intensity as Josh's romantic interest, but also as a nurse herself. There were quite a few other characters, some of which who were hard to decide if they were friend or foe. The ability of the author to keep the exact purpose behind the plot and the individuals involved a mystery to just about the end was fantastic.

Miracle Drug was definitely an enjoyable suspense from beginning to end. Hopefully there will be a future story for Dr. Allison Neeves who was a strong side character in this one. She deserves her own happily-ever-after.

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: I would like to thank Abingdon Press for my complimentary review copy through Litfuse, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

Richard Mabry

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician who writes “medical suspense with heart.” His novels have won multiple awards: a semifinalist for International Thriller Writers’ debut novel; finalists for the Carol Award, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and Romantic Times’ Reader’s Choice Award; and both finalist and winner of the Selah Award. "Miracle Drug" is his ninth published novel. He and his wife live in Frisco, Texas.

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