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Trade Paperback
288 pages
Oct 2011
Abingdon Press

Lethal Remedy

by Richard Mabry

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People with a love for the medical world will be drawn to Dr. Richard L. Mabry’s novel Lethal Remedy. Dr. Sara Miles’ teenage patient has only one chance of survival as she lies at death’s threshold. But this hope of survival might just kill her. As Sara fights with the help of Dr. Rip Rearson to save her patient’s life, mysterious questions arise. Sara digs for the answers while a killer comes out of hiding with one thing in mind -- kill the doctor who is asking too many questions.

While the plot is enticing, the excessive use of medical terminology makes the story difficult to weave through. Mabry forces the reader to feel like a substitute player on the sidelines of a game instead of inviting the reader to feel and experience the story first hand.

Dr. Sara Miles is a young woman who has suffered greatly in her life and is trying to move past the hurt of losing a child and then going through an agonizing divorce. Now she must face her ex-husband again, but this time it is not for candlelight dinners but to discover the truth behind his so called “wonder drug.”

Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Sara has been through medical school with Rip always by her side; now he is with her once again in the search to understand the drug that may be the cause of many unexplained sicknesses. But can Sara trust the man who could be helping hide the secrets or will Rip stick closer to her than a brother?

This suspenseful plot will have you reading into the night. I would recommend this book to anyone who has a working knowledge of the medical field and enjoys a mystery. – Anna Williams,

Book Jacket:

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?