Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Miracle Drug {a Litfuse Blog Tour review}

Medical thrillers -- when the medical part seems at all realistic -- have become a genre I really enjoy.  My experience with books by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. has all been quite positive, so I was excited to read Miracle Drug here this past week.

From the publisher:
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 thoughts:

If you start off with the idea in your head that somebody has to be the personal physician for the most recent former president of the United States, so why not the main character in this book, Dr. Josh Pearson?  And the idea that quite a few someones would travel with the former president when he goes abroad, so why not the main character's girlfriend? 

Once I got past those thoughts, and actually started getting into the story, I had a hard time putting the book down.  Mabry writes great medical drama.  There are realistic-sounding medical scenarios that truly seem like they could be plucked from today's headlines.  You don't need a medical degree to follow along with what is occurring, but a little bit of familiarity with medicine probably helps.

The mystery keeps you guessing, which I really love.  I loved how once things do start to be solved, you still aren't entirely sure who else is involved.

I will continue to seek out other books by Dr. Mabry!


Disclaimer:  I received this book through LitFuse Blog Tour.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed in this review are my own.  

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This sounds like an interesting book - haven't read any 'medical drama' before but you make it sound very appealing. Will have to check it out!