"The valet parking attendant assisted Shannon Fraiser from the car, and she pulled her sweater tighter around her against the gusty autumn wind. "Todd, this place looks expensive."
Todd Richardson made his way around the car and took Shannon's hand. "Yes, but I hear the food's wonderful."
As they walked down the canopied sidewalk toward the leaded glass doors, Shannon said, "But if it's too expensive..."
Todd grinned at her. He shook his head and a few strands of dark hair dropped onto his forehead. "Don't worry. I can handle it." The grin became a smile, and Shannon's heart rate sped up, as it always did. "I just got a nice promotion, with a significant boost in salary. On the other hand, you're not going to be earning anything until you get out of medical school. You deserve something nice every once in a while.
"I'm proud of you for getting the promotion," Shannon said. "And the bigger salary would be nice if..." She let the words trail off. When Todd was ready to ask the question that was on both their minds, he would. Meanwhile, she'd just enjoy tonight.
Todd seemed to read her mind. "I know what you're thinking." Todd said. "We can talk about it -"
Shannon felt a tug on her arm a split second after she heard the gunshot. She felt, more than she saw, Todd crumple to the ground beside her. When she looked down, he lay on his side, eyes wide, a stunned expression on his face. His lips barely parted as he whispered, "Help me." (excerpt from Critical Condition)
In the latest medical suspense thriller, Critical Condition, by Richard L. Mabry, MD, Shannon Fraiser, is about to put it all on the line to salvage a career in medicine. When a man is subsequently shot on her front line much in the same way as Todd, she begins to wonder if there isn't a possible link in the two similar shootings. Just when she is on the border of dealing with this, her sister Megan calls looking for a last minute place to stay now that her boyfriend has been stealing her pharmaceutical drug samples and has left her without a job. The final straw comes in how well Shannon is able to deal with crisis is when her father is diagnosed with cancer and her boyfriend wants to understand why she can't commit to marriage. The story is about to get more interesting than she could ever begin to imagine and life may never be the same again.
I received Critical Condition by Richard L. Mabry compliments of Litfuse Publicity and Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own unless otherwise noted. I love every novel that Mr. Mabry has published because it utilizes his experience as a medical physician to keep the story captivating, on the edge of your seat and turning pages faster than you ever thought possible with just the right blend of suspense. Once again I believe he has hit a home room with this one and easily rates a 5 out of 5 in my book. This one even comes with a discussion guide at the end that is perfect for book clubs!
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