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Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  2,415 Ratings  ·  238 Reviews
In the first book of the Prescription for Trouble series, "Code Blue" means more to Dr. Cathy Sewell than the cardiac emergency she has to face. It describes her mental state as she finds that coming back to her hometown hasn't brought her the peace she so desperately needs. Instead, it's clear that someone there wants her gone...or dead.

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Paperback, 283 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Abingdon Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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Mumbo Gumbo
Dec 16, 2010 rated it liked it
A somewhat shallow but still satisfying romance/mystery. I read the Kindle version which is free. Mabry treats the subject of medical mystery with a convincing knowledge of medical jargon that doesn't come off feeling contrived.

Cathy is a young, attractive, blond doctor who returns to her home town of Dainger, Texas to start a private practice. Fresh out of medical school, she is fleeing the Dallas area to leave behind painful memories of a couple of bad relationships. She soon discovers that no
Lisa Johnson
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Title: Code Blue (Prescription for Trouble Series)
Author: Richard Mabry
Pages: 267
Year: 2010
Publisher: Abingdon Press
I have recently read Richard Mabry’s latest novel, Stress Test, and found the novel so good I decided to read some of his other books. As a result, I discovered Code Blue and what a find! This is the first book in the Prescription for Trouble Series. This is a contemporary medical suspense novel and it will enthrall the reader from page one until the end!
Someone is out to kill Dr
Tamara Tilley
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own
CODE BLUE by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. was riveting. A must read!

Dr. Cathy Sewell has returned to her hometown to practice medicine, but is there someone in Dainger, Texas who wants her gone? And why? That’s the real question throughout the book. And with Cathy’s lack of trust in men, she doesn’t know if she can really put her faith in Will Kennedy, her former high school love and self-appointed lawyer, or Dr. Marcus Bell, Chief of Staff, with looks that could heal any broken heart.

Fearing mental i
Andrea Cox
by Andrea Renee Cox

I wish I would have remembered to come post my review within a week of finishing this book. Lol. Since I finished it in June and am posting this review in mid-November, it's hard to recall the details.

The main reason I marked this book as just okay (3 stars) is because it dipped a little too far in the medical portions. Yes, I realize this is a medical suspense book. But I didn't think that would include actual procedures to the extent that it felt like I was doing surgery mys
May 28, 2015 rated it liked it
If a mystery/thriller has a medical or legal focus, it'll get my attention. If it's part of a series, even better; I love to have something on the back burner to turn to when my supply of favorite-author books starts to dwindle. I had high hopes for this book about the trials and tribulations of Dr. Cathy Sewell, who returns to her home town to set up her own practice. It's the first of three books in the "Prescription for Trouble" series by the author, a retired physician.

What I didn't realize
Wow, the start of the book grabbed my attention in such a way that I just had to know what will happen. This is my first book from Richard Mabry, and I am very glad I found this author. Would definitely want to read the rest of this series.

The way the book was written was easy to follow and there was so much happening that you kept on wondering who the person is who is out to get Cathy. There was one stage where I felt, poor Cathy. The secondary story line about her parents also kept me intrigue
Nov 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
Okay, let me state this plainly! I did not finish this book. I just could not do it. The story was so poorly edited on my ebook edition that it was driving me insane. Also I found the story to be poorly written. The author had his main character asking all these questions about someone trying to kill her with no basis for writing them. Things that were supppose to be suspicious did not seem suspicious at all to me. Also the author did not seem to understand anything about the state of Texas. If ...more
Jan 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
In the first book of the Prescription for Trouble series, “Code Blue” means more to Dr. Cathy Sewell than the cardiac emergency she has to face. It describes her mental state as she finds that coming back to her hometown hasn’t brought her the peace she so desperately needs. Instead, it’s clear that someone there wants her gone…or dead.

Cathy returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, but discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of
Lori Henrich
Mar 05, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this. It flowed well and the characters were very likeable. I couldn't help but feel for Cathy as she struggled with finding out who was out to get her.

Cathy Sewell has returned to her hometown of Daniger to start her medical practice. She knew it wasn't going to be easy, but Cathy never imagined that she would hit a stumbling block at every turn. When someone ran her off the road and left her for dead Cathy knew without a doubt that someone wanted her gone. Her old flame comes to the r
Keli Gwyn
Oct 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A long-time historical romance fan, I rarely read mysteries or suspense novels, but Richard Mabry’s book changed that. CODE BLUE swept me into the formerly unknown world of medical drama, but Dr. Mabry did such a great job making the technical aspects of his tale understandable that I was able to enjoy the story fully. I liked Dr. Cathy Sewell and felt for her from the outset. As the plot thickened and she found herself in increasing danger, I flipped the pages faster, eager to find out whodunit ...more
Aug 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
Shelves: kindle-download
Thank goodness this one was a Kindle freebie....
Blah is the first thing that comes to mind about this book. It's supposed to be some fantastic medical mystery thriller, and I had high hopes, as it's written by a retired doctor. I was disappointed to say the least. The main character, while a practicing doctor, is a flake. The story line was poorly written. It had entirely too much unnecessary religious undertones. Just when I thought I was getting to the 'thriller' part of the book, it is ruined
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Christian fiction/suspense. 1st book in the Prescription for Trouble series and 1st I have read by Richard L. Mabry. The main characters were very likable and I rooted for them throughout the book. The plot really moved so while it was a bit light, the addition of her faith journey smoothed that out for me personally. Loved the medical details and brief hinting at the difficulties of practicing medicine. Wish there were more doctors like Cathy out there! Will eventually continue the series; reco ...more
Medical stories intrigue me, and I really enjoyed this one about a young doctor beginning a family practice in her hometown. There was a mystery involved,which was intriguing, but I did feel the author went just a little bit too far in trying to present a lot of suspects and keep you wondering. As a retired doctor, Mr.Mabry certainly had the medical knowledge to make the story believable. This is the first book in a series, and I can't wait to read the others. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys ...more
A tad slow moving in the beginning, but it did keep my interest, which built as I kept reading. The mystery was revealed by the antagonist in a very long confession prior to attempting to finally do in the doctor that was being stalked. That confession part seemed so unlikely, but the author had to tie all the pieces together for the reader somehow. Not a bad book for an Amazon freebie. Being in the medical field, it had extra interest for me. If the others in the series come up as freebies on A ...more

For Dr. Cathy Sewell, Code Blue means more than just the cardiac emergencies she faces—it’s the state of her life when the return to her hometown doesn’t bring the peace she so desperately needs. The town doctors resent the fact that she’s not only a newcomer but also a woman, and the devastating results from one of her prescriptions may mean the end of her practice. As two men compete for her affection, an enemy wants her out of town—or possibly even dead.

Cathy returns to her hometown
Aug 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: thriller
If you liked watching House M.D., ER or Grey's Anatomy, read this book - highly recommended. This book has two main genres; thriller and Christian fiction.

Dr. Cathy's back to her hometown because she wanted to start a new life, to forget her pasts and to mend her broken heart from past failed relationships. She blames the Almighty for taking away her parents from her and she refuses to believe anymore. She has tried her best to enhance and advance her practicing in medicine only which it wasn't
I enjoyed the story and characters. However, I had a problem with the timeline. In the confrontation between Cathy and the person trying to kill her, the perpetrator mentioned something happening three weeks ago that triggered the stalking and murder attempts. However, the things that happened couldn't have been happened in that short a time period. The other thing that gave me pause was that in the end Cathy was relieved to learn that her mother had been drugged and hadn't really been mentally ...more
Sep 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Review on Amazon:
Review on my blog (to be posted 3/3):

I haven't read many, if any, medical thrillers, so Code Blue made for a nice change from my usual reading. I actually ended up liking the story and had a hard time sticking with one person as my guess of who the culprit was.

The characters were very good and my favorite was definitely Will. I liked him pretty much from when he was first introduced in Code Blue...
Cat Chiappa
Jan 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
I was excited when this was the free book offered through Barnes and Noble a few weeks ago. However, it was terrible. I was looking forward to a medical thriller, but there was nothing thrilling about this book. Not only that, but it turns out that it has a huge religious underscoring throughout the whole book which I thought was frankly a little much and largely unnecessary. I have nothing against religion, but I don't need it thrust on me under the guise of a romantic medical thriller. I am gl ...more
Wendy Sparkes
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A medical suspense.

Dr. Cathy Sewell has returned home to set up her own practice but obstacles face her at every turn, not to mention someone obviously has a grudge against her - but who? Fortunately lawyer (& former sweetheart) Will Kennedy is on hand to help her narrow down the suspects before it's too late.
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Codie, Mindi, Lucy
Recommended to Julie by: Candace Calvert
Going home is never the same and poor Cathy Sewell is learning that lesson the hard way! Great new book by Richard Mabry! Thanks to Candace Calvert for the great recommendation! Full review to appear on my blog later this week!
June Evans
Dec 31, 2010 rated it liked it
A good mystery with the Christian faith positively portrayed.
Apr 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved the book! I couldn't put it down, always wanting to find out what would happen next.
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good start for suspense series

I've always enjoyed medical mysteries, so I enjoyed this book that included faith in the story. It was enjoyable to read, though not as detailed or intense as Michael Palmer's books.
May 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Mystery was ok, but the medical scenarios were completely off. Terrible romantic storylines as well.
Pam Chaffin
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent Christian Medical Mystery Series
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read! Suspenseful until the very last chapter!
Barbara Martin
May 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Dr. Cathy Sewell, a capable surgeon, has returned home to Dainger, Texas after breaking up with her fiancé hoping to get her life back on track. Her life is now filled with new challenges: two men who are trying to date her, a medical colleague and her high school sweetheart; someone is trying to discredit her medical abilities; and her life is in danger from the driver of a black SUV.

Situations from her past threaten to overwhelm Cathy, who questions her faith in God, and the old feelings that
Jan Crow
Apr 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
By Richard Mabry

Dr. Cathy Sewell has written herself a prescription for trouble and doesn’t know it. Life has brought a drastic change to her and she returns to her hometown to set up a practice. However, this new life has rammed her causing bumps and bruises and makes her to wonder if someone is out to get her.

Just after moving in she is run off the road by a mysterious black SUV. This was just the first of a series of incidents setting off alarm. Her practice is off to a slow start a
May 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
"Code Blue" is a fast-paced romantic suspense novel. It was, at it's core, about wrong perceptions of past events effecting how people viewed themselves and others in the present. The suspense was created by someone repeatedly trying to kill Cathy, various medical emergencies, and the tension in the various relationships.

The mystery was a who-done-it. I was pretty certain who did it from the moment we met the character, but it's pretty hard to fool me on mysteries anymore. I found it believable
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Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of five 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, and have won the Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His last medical th ...more
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