Book Review: Cardiac Event

28 Aug

Cardiologist Dr. Kirk Martin continually crosses swords with Dr. Cliff Hamilton, so he is surprised when Hamilton asks him to care for him after a heart attack. When he is ready for discharge, Hamilton is found dead in his hospital bed, and Martin is suspected of murdering him.

After another doctor is found shot to death, Martin’s girlfriend, nurse Janet Rush, reminds him to be careful because he may be next. Can he save his own life while searching for the identity of the real murderer?




Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical suspense with heart”. He is the author of ten published novels, three novellas, and a non-fiction book. His novels have garnered critical acclaim and been finalists for ACFW’s Carol Award, both the Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year and Reviewer’s Choice Awards, the Inspirational Readers Choice, and the Selah Award. He is a proud member of the ACFW, the International Thriller Writers, the Christian Authors Network, the FHL chapter of the RWA, and Novelists Inc.

You can connect with Richard on the Internet at his blog page and Facebook fan page, as well as Twitter and Goodreads.


My Impressions:

For fast-paced medical suspense, you cannot beat a book Dr. Richard Mabry. Cardiac Event, the newest offering from Mabry, is chock full of suspicious characters, medical emergencies, and a foundational faith message that runs throughout the book. If you want a book that keeps you turning the pages while it keeps you guessing, then this one is for you. Recommended!

Sommers General Hospital is the setting for great medical care from its nurses and doctors, but there is also a killer on the loose who will stop at nothing to keep his identity from being exposed. As one after another medical professional is targeted, Dr. Kirk Martin and nurse Janet Rush seek to keep each other from being the next casualty.

Cardiac Event has a great deal of action both in the ongoing investigation into the crimes as well as the medical emergencies portrayed. The hospital is the main setting of the book, and the reader gets a view of the ER, ICU, OR, and Recovery — just about every aspect of a busy hospital. Main characters Kirk and Janet are likable and realistically portrayed. There is also no shortage of suspects. I admit to changing my mind about just whodunit several times throughout the course of reading this novel. And while I did have an inkling of the true villain, it came only towards the end of the book. To the medical suspense, Mabry adds a look into police investigations with the addition of two detectives and two police officers who doggedly pursue every lead. And they had a lot to look into! Appearances are certainly deceiving in Cardiac Event with lots of the characters who are not guilty of the crimes, but are definitely not innocent! I really liked that part of the book and appreciated the view into the heart of more than one character.

A quick read perfect for a weekend, Cardiac Event is another winner from the talented Dr. Mabry.


Audience: adults.

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(Thanks to the author for a complimentary copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

4 Responses to “Book Review: Cardiac Event”

  1. Richard Mabry August 28, 2017 at 4:17 pm #

    Thanks, Beckie. Glad you enjoyed the book.

    • rbclibrary August 28, 2017 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank you for the opportunity!

  2. Paula August 28, 2017 at 7:35 pm #

    I have been wanting to read this one for a while! One of my favorite genres from one of my favorite authors!

    • rbclibrary August 28, 2017 at 7:46 pm #

      It’s a bargain on Kindle.

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