Monday, September 05, 2011

Review: Lethal Remedy

Lethal Remedy (Prescription for Trouble)

About the Book:
What happens when the race to stop a lethal bacteria becomes a race to stop a killer?
Dr. Sara Miles’s 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, Dr. Jack Ingersoll, can save the girl's life.

Seeking to put his life back together after the death of his wife, Dr. John Ramsey joins the medical center faculty staff. But his decision to do so could prove to be costly and even fatal.

Potentially lethal late effects from the experimental drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the changes before it’s too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it? 

My Comments:
Like the other books in Mabry's Prescription for Trouble series, Lethal Remedy is a fast-paced medical thriller with a romantic sub-plot.  It is set in a major medical center in Texas and pits the good general practice doctors against the evil pharmaceutical industry.  It also pits a sympathetic heroine against her ex-husband.  As with the other books, I am not qualified to judge the correctness of the medical/scientific information, but am able to say that with respect to the legal elements, things move more quickly that would be expected.   

It is Christian fiction, and in this case it means a couple of the characters reading scripture or discussing that God is in control.  Unless random comments about God or scripture quotes bother you, the religious content of the book shouldn't be the reason you don't like it.
Grade:  B+

I'd like to thank the publishers for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  I was under no obligation to provide a positive review.

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