Friday, October 4, 2013

Heart Failure by Richard L. Mabry, MD

Back Cover Blurb

When her fiancé’s dangerous secrets turn her world upside-down, a beautiful doctor must choose between her own safety and the man she loves—and thought she knew.

Dr. Carrie Markham’s heart was broken by the death of her husband two years ago. Now, just as her medical practice is taking off, her fresh engagement to paralegal Adam Davidson seems almost too good to be true . . . until a drive-by shooting leaves Carrie on the floor of his car with glass falling around her.
When he confesses that Adam isn’t his real name and that he fled the witness protection program, Carrie is left with an impossible choice: should she abandon the fiancé she isn’t sure she really knows, or accept his claim of innocence and help him fight back against this faceless menace?

While Carrie struggles to decide whether to follow her heart or her head, the threats against them continue to escalate. Her life—as well as Adam’s—depends on making the right choice . . . and the clock is ticking.


…They rode in silence for a few moments, and during that time, Carrie recreated the shooting in her mind. Then something clicked—something she hadn’t realized before. She turned to Adam. “You pushed me down before the shots were fired. You didn’t react to the shots. You knew they were coming.”

Adam glanced at her but he didn’t respond.

Carrie thought about it once more. “I’m sure of it. You shoved me below the dashboard before I heard three shots. How did you know what was about to happen?

He continued to peer into the night. “I was backed into the parking space, so I had a good view of the cars moving down the aisle in front of us. A black SUV pulled even with us, and the barrel of a pistol came out the driver’s side window. That was when I pushed you down.”

“Lucky you saw it.”

 Adam shook his head. “Luck had nothing to do with it. I’m always watching.”

His response made her shiver. She hugged herself and sat silent for the balance of the trip.

Carrie found the garage remote on her key ring and raised the door. When they were inside, with the garage door closed, she took a seat on the living room sofa. Adam went through the small house, drawing drapes, closing blinds, and making sure all the doors and windows were locked.

Finally, he returned to where Carrie waited. He started to sit beside her on the sofa, apparently thought better of it, and sank into a chair. “I’ve wrestled with this all the way home. I thought I was finally safe, but maybe I’m not. I know what I’m going to tell you may change things between us, but you deserve an explanation.”

That was the understatement of the year. Thirty minutes ago, she and Adam were a newly engaged couple, winding down an enjoyable evening. By now they should be feeding each other ice cream like two lovebirds, talking seriously and making plans about their future together. But instead… “Yes,” she said, “you owe me an explanation, a big one. So explain.”

“Let me say this first. What I’m about to tell you started long before I met you. My life has changed in the past eight months. I’m different, and it’s because of you. I’m …” Adam leaned toward her. He clenched and unclenched his fists. “To begin with, Adam Davidson isn’t my real name.”

To buy his book:
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About Richard:

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of six published novels of medical suspense. His books have been finalists in competitions including ACFW’s Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His last medical thriller, Stress Test (Thomas Nelson), garnered rave reviews from Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. Richard’s latest novel, Heart Failure, releases on October 15.

To connect with Richard:

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Richard L. Mabry, MD is giving away a copy of Heart Failure. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses.
To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice -- once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post.)

Off to read another great book!
Sandra M. Hart


Anne Rightler said...

Enjoyed your interview of "tomorrow" (reading the blog backwards!) It is always of interest to hear about how authors get their ideas or get started writing. I am sure glad they get started so I can have books to read!. Keep on sharing your talent w/ those of us who can only read.

Library Lady said...

We have Richard's books in the church library.
I will be buying this book for the library but would love to "win" a copy for my very own.
Thanks for the opportunity to do so.
Janet E.

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks to everyone who stopped by and commented, and to the lovely ladies hiding behind the Barn Door--appreciate this opportunity.

Patty said...

Talk about getting thrown a curveball! Learning that the one you love is not who you thought he was...


Brittany said...

This sounds like an exciting book! Thanks for the chance to win!
Brittany McEuen
kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

Linda Kish said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

sam said...

I like medical thrillers. Used to work as RN in CCU and ICU.Love to win your book. sharon, ca wileygreen1(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Hello, I love that you had Richard Mabry as your guest today. After reading about the book I really need to read the rest of the book. And, Richard I love your comment about these girls hiding behind the Barn Door. LOL Thanks for the give-away and I want a chance to win it. Please!
MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

bonton said...

An unusual storyline, & an exciting book! Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!


Boos Mum said...

Sounds like a heart stopping book. Very intriguing story line. Please enter me. Thanks.

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