I finished my first book of the new year on January 1, so I’m off to a good start! I picked a medical thriller that was free for the Kindle last week. Hey, if I’ve got a new Kindle, I may as well take advantage of the free books, right?
Medical Error by Richard L. Mabry is a quick read that sucked me into the plot right away. I’ve always loved medical who-dunnits, and this book was no exception.
Dr. Anna McIntyre’s life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up, her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions, and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn’t get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it. Her allies are two men who are also competing for her affection. Dr. Nick Valentine is a cynic who carries a load of guilt. Attorney Ross Donovan is a recovering alcoholic. The deeper Anna digs to discover who’s behind the identity thefts, the higher the stakes. Finally, when her life is on the line, Anna finds that her determination to clear her name might have been a prescription for trouble.
Mabry does a great job of keeping the reader guessing who is behind the troubles in Dr. McIntyre’s life. I thought I had it all figured out, but the ending of the book proved me wrong. And I love it when I can’t figure out who is behind the sinister plot of a good mystery.
Besides being a great thrill of a read, Medical Error is also a great reminder of the precautions we should take to avoid identity theft. Identity theft is central to the plot of this book, and tips for protecting yourself from falling prey to identity thieves are woven throughout the story.
Finally, I appreciate that Medical Error is written from a Christian perspective. There were several references to God being in control, and there wasn’t any objectionable content in the book. At the same time, I didn’t feel Medical Error was overly preachy.
If you’re looking for a quick read that will keep you guessing, this is the book for you!