Dr. Anna McIntyre never likes losing a patient, but there
is something just not quite right about losing Eric Hatley.
The chief surgical resident did everything right during the
operation to save Eric's life, a victim of a gunshot wound
as he was caught in the crossfire of a gang shooting. She
checked the surgeon's work and all the records. It just
does not add up. The pathology report by Nick Valentine
also shows that everything was done right. Why did the
antibiotic Eric tolerated a few weeks earlier when visiting
the ER cause him to go into anaphylaxis and die?
Just when Anna thought her day could not get any worse, she
finds her credit card will not work when she stops for
groceries. She is told she is over her balance, but she
knows this cannot be possible. After arriving home, without
groceries, Anna finds a letter in the mail that her other
credit card is also over its limit. And if that is not
enough, DEA agents show up to question her about some
narcotic prescriptions she claims she never wrote. And it
gets worse. The police begin investigating her for
distributing narcotics and being a part of an even bigger
operation. Anna has become the victim of identity theft.
Stripped of her ability to write prescriptions, the
hospital where she both practices and teaches puts her on
leave for a couple of weeks until everything is resolved.
With her credit and reputation in ruins, Anna decides to
take matters into her own hands and do some investigating
herself. That lands her in her own hospital with a
concussion after being mugged at a walk-in clinic in a
rather shady part of town. She is at that clinic because
she received notification of positive results of a test for
HIV with her name on it. Just another piece of her living
The concussion does not stop Anna, and her further prying
leads to her kidnapping. When and how will this nightmare
end? Her life has always been so uneventful until now. Anna
puts her faith and trust in God as she sits with her hands
and mouth taped and prays for something good to happen.
Richard Mabry has certainly penned an inspirational
thriller in MEDICAL ERROR. This is a real page-turner you
won't want to miss.
Dr. Anna McIntyre's life was going along just fine until
someone else started living it. Her patient dies because of
an identity mix-up, her medical career is in jeopardy
because of forged prescriptions, and her credit is in ruins.
She though things couldn't get worse, but that was before
she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her
name on it.