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Stress Test

Richard L. Mabry
Stress Test
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Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans - they just want him dead. Bound in the trunk of his car, Matt’s... Read More


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Dr. Matt Newman thought he was leaving his life as a surgeon in private practice for a better one in academic medicine. But the kidnappers who attacked him as he left the hospital at 2 a.m. have no such plans - they just want him dead. Bound in the trunk of his car, Matt’s only thought is fleeing with his life. He does escape, but at a price: a head injury that lands him in the ICU - where he awakens to discover he’s being charged with murder.

Sandra Murray is a fiery, redheaded lawyer who swore she was done with doctors after her last relationship. But when Matt calls, she knows she can’t walk away from defending someone who is truly innocent.

Matt’s career is going down the drain. His freedom and perhaps his life may be next. But with the police convinced he’s a killer and the kidnappers still trying to finish what they started, finding the truth - and the faith to keep going - will be the toughest test that Matt has ever endured.

Stress Test, by author and retired physician Richard Mabry, shows a mastery of both medicine and tense storytelling.

Product Details:
Page Count: 320
Released: 03/2013

Additional Information

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Mar 13, 2013
  • UPC: 9781401687083
  • Height: 0
  • Width: 0
  • Length: 0
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Publish Date: Apr 9, 2013
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042060"
  • ISBN: 1401687083

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Suspense At It's Best by Maureen on 4/24/2013

When I knew this book was by Dr Mabry, I knew I was going to like it, and he didn't disappoint. Stress Test might be what the main character is experiencing, but you are going to feel the stress while you page turn to get to the answers.
What poor Dr Matt Newman experiences in this book, should not happen to anyone. Just when you think things are about to be cleared up and start to get better...boom...they don't! If he were a cat, he would be down to life Number 8.
The main question is "why", why are all these things happening to him? He is charged with murder, and someone or some people want him dead. Where can he turn? Seems like all the people he counted on are not there for him, except he does have God on his side. God also seems to be putting people in his path, during these trials, that are trying to bring bring him back Home to Him.
Enter Sandra Murray, a beautiful redheaded, spitfire of a Lawyer. She belongs to God, and is not interested in any relationships where she is unequally yoked. Will she be able to help Matt?
From one page to the next you will be on pins and needles, but it is a great read. Don't miss this one!!

I received this book through Litfuse Publicity Group, and was not required to give a positive review.

Thrilling New Book from Dr. Richard Mabry by Susan Snodgrass on 4/12/2013

Dr. Matt Newman walks out of the hospital after a busy shift one night and is kidnapped, thrown into the trunk of his car and driven off to be murdered. He manages to escape but wakes up in a hospital with a head injury after emergency surgery. He has no idea what has happened to him. Why in the world was he kidnapped? Who would want him dead? He's lived a very ordinary life, done nothing to deserve this.
Sandra Murray is the best criminal defense attorney in town and she's been called to defend Matt. Her Christian principles have guided her in her career and she's not about to let them slide for any reason.
Will she be able to help Matt? Especially after another attempt is made and more evidence planted to make him look bad?
This book drags you in from the very first and doesn't let go until the last page. Dr. Mabry has a unique ability to build suspense at a pace that makes you nearly breathless and then races to the conclusion.
I'm already planning to preorder his next, Heart Failure.

I Held My Breath by Smiling Sally on 3/29/2013

Poor Dr. Newman. He can't "catch a break." He's kidnapped, escapes, only to find himself in the hospital with a serious head injury. He loses his job, his girl friend, the police think he's a murderer, and someone wants him dead! Thankfully, he latches on to a good attorney--a pretty one too. That bit of romance plus the fact that he slowly rediscovers God makes for a good story.

I especially liked reading about how Matt tries and tries again to restart his life. The medical aspects as well as the aspects of the law were well told.

There are some times I held my breath as I read. I usually read quietly, but once, I exclaimed out loud, "Oh!" when I saw what just happened. I did manage to guess the ending; however, I enjoyed this book. The final pages felt a bit rushed, but overall, a really good read.

Thank you to Booksneeze and Thomas Nelson Publisher for my copy.

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