Stress Test, by Richard L. Mabry, M.D., is a suspense-filled, Christian medical novel that I devoured as quickly as I could!
Dr. Matt Newman is looking forward to a change in his medical career, and his personal life seems to be steady and content. His faith in God is content, too, and he doesn't give it much thought. After all, his brother is a missionary--that must be enough to keep Matt holy, right?
Then, one night Matt is attacked as he is leaving work. He is bound, placed into the trunk of his own car, and taken to a remote part of the city to be killed. Matt escapes, but lands in an ICU bed with a murder charge hanging over his injured head.
Who is Matt charged with killing? What happened? Why do the police seem so bent on charging Matt with a crime he knows he didn't commit? Why don't they seem to want to help find the men who attacked Matt? And how on earth is Matt going to make it through all of this?
Enter Sandra Murray, his new attorney. She is a fierce Christian and a fierce opponent. Matt needs to try to make her believe in him when no one else will. And now Matt needs to learn that when it seems he has no one around on his side, God will show His face and His mercy.
I really enjoyed this book, and had a hard time putting it down. It was a quick read, and the characters were real and easy to relate to. There are a number of questions that keep you riveted, and none are left unanswered at the end.
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