Book Spotlight (and an Excerpt!): Fatal Trauma by Richard L. Mabry

Posted June 11, 2015 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, mystery/suspense, Richard Mabry, romance / 2 Comments


Fatal Trauma excerpt

Fatal Trauma by Richard L. MabryFATAL TRAUMA by Richard L. Mabry
GENRE: Suspense (Christian)
PUBLISHER: Abingdon Fiction
RELEASE DATE: May 19, 2015
PAGES: 306

It began with Dr. Mark Baker facing a gunman who had nothing to lose. It could end with him behind bars.

When Dr. Mark Baker and Nurse Kelly Atkinson are held at the mercy of a dangerous gunman, the lives of every emergency room patient are at stake. At the end of the evening three men are dead. One of them is a police officer who couldn’t be saved despite Mark’s best efforts. The other two are members of the feared Zeta drug cartel.

Though the standoff is over, the killing is not, because when the drug cartel loses its members, revenge is not far behind. Facing an adversary whose desires are dark and efforts are ruthless, Mark finds himself under suspicion as a killer, yet still a potential victim. When he turns to his high school sweetheart, attorney Gwen Woodruff, for help, Kelly helplessly looks on, as she hides her own feelings for the good doctor.

At the height of the conflict, three questions remain: Who is the shooter? Who will the next victim be? And can Mark prove his innocence before the gun turns on him?

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“You the doc?”

Now the gun was pointed at him. Mark thought furiously of ways to escape without being shot, but he discarded each plan as fast as it crossed his mind. “Yeah, I’m the doc.”

The gunman inclined his head toward the man in the wheelchair. “He’s… he’s been shot.” He snatched two ragged breaths. “I want you to fix him, pull him through.” He punctuated his words with rapid gestures from the pistol. “If he dies… if he dies, I’m going to kill everyone in here.” The gunman turned back toward his hostage. “Starting with her.”

Mark’s eyes followed the gun as it traversed once more from him to the nurse pushing the wheelchair. To this point his attention had been focused on the gunman, but now that he recognized the hostage, he knew the stakes were even higher. Although her red hair was disheveled, her normally fair skin flushed, there was no mistaking the identity of the woman against whose head the gunman’s pistol lay. The nurse was Kelly Atkinson – the woman Mark was dating.”


Richard Mabry

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical mysteries with heart.” In addition to his medical books, he is the author of one non-fiction book, several novellas, and thirteen published novels. His novels have been finalists for the Carol Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Selah Award, and others.

He and his wife live in north Texas. In addition to regular efforts (thus far unsuccessful) to improve his golf game, he spends much of his time trying to convince his family that sitting at his desk staring into space does indeed represent work.

You can learn more about him at his website, and via his blog and Facebook page.


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