Saturday, December 4, 2010

Book Review - Code Triage

This was a new author for me but one of my favorite genres...medical fiction. I eagerly looked forward to this book. I wasn't disappointed. The main character, Dr. Leigh Stathos works as an ER doc in San Francisco. She is recovering from a broken heart and wants to focus entirely on her work. What complicates her plans are the prescence of her husband, police officer Nick Stathos. Their marriage is in trouble and Leigh is ready to file for divorce but Nick wants to try to work things out. Violence breaks out at the hospital where Leigh works and Nick is right in the middle of the resolution. There is also a "villian" who wants to have Nick for herself and see the breakup of Leigh and Nick's marriage. A subplot of the book is how Leigh negotiates encounters with this woman.

I appreciated the medical background in the book - the cases were authentic and came across as "real". I also appreciated the character flaws the author took time to write into the book. These felt like real characters instead of flat characters in a novel. I alternated being mad at Leigh and Nick and spent the book mad at the "other woman". I think it's the mark of a good book when I react to the characters. All in all, this was a good novel and I plan to look for more books by Candace Calvert.

Tyndale House provided me a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review. I received no additional compensation.


CandaceCalvert said...

I so appreciate this thoughtful review of the third book in my Mercy Hospital series. It's an honor to have you "scrub in."

Candace Calvert

Brooke said...

Didn't you just love this one?!

Brooke said...

I just read the other two books in this series and they were fantastic!!!