Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Code Triage

Title: Code Triage
Author: Candace Calvert

Goodreads Blurb:

Dr. Leigh Stathos likes her ER shifts fast, furious, and adrenaline-infused—“Treat ’em and street ’em”—with no emotional complications. Life’s taught her a soul-rending lesson: nothing lasts forever, including marriage. And the clock is ticking toward the end of hers. Then an unwelcome confrontation with “the other woman” begins a whole new set of lessons.
San Francisco police officer Nick Stathos never gives up, whether protecting his patrol neighborhood, holding fast to faith—or trying to save his marriage. Seven days is all he has to reach Leigh’s heart. But when a desperate act of violence slams Golden Gate Mercy Hospital into lockdown, it starts a chain of events that will change lives forever.

My Take:

I've heard such awesome things about this series that I was thrilled when Tyndale sent me this book to review.

This is a very realistically written hospital drama (some scenes had me on the edge of my chair wondering what would happen next while another section detailed a patient's allergy problems).  It had these great characters that I truly was pulling for, realistic problems and struggles that they had been facing up to this point and even into their seven days and even some mystery.

I think I liked Nick best. Before you ask, no it didn't have a thing to do with the fact that he's a great cook, brave, good with kids, and have you looked at that cover? :op  lol 

If I was nit-picking, I would have to say I thought the time line wasn't realistic. A lot is packed into seven short days and without giving away the ending, that's about all I can say on that subject. The writing was first rate and even the secondary characters were outstanding.

This was a great book for people who love hospital dramas especially. If you would like to have this book for your very own, then please leave a comment with your email. In the same comment note if you are a follower for another chance, and if you posted about the giveaway on your blog for another chance. The drawing will end on the 22nd of Oct at midnight Central time. It is only open to those living in the US - sorry - and is void where prohibited. Good luck!


  1. Hey, Lee...great review! I've yet to read any of Candice's books, but the first 2 are patiently waiting on my bookshelf. I don't know why I keep putting them off, since I'm a tv-medical-drama fan.

    I'd love to sign up for your giveaway! Oh, and I'm already a follower, too. :o)

    orca0024 at yahoo dot com

  2. This is an awesome book, and isn't that cover just yummy? ;-)

    Please don't enter me I already have the book.

    XOXO~ Renee

  3. Thank you for this thoughtful review, Lee. It's an honor to have you "scrub in" with my Mercy Hospital team. And I must say I totally agree with the depiction of Nick on the cover--doesn't the Tyndale art department do a great job?

    I'm so pleased that you're sharing a copy of this book with your readers--good luck to all!


  4. I love Candace's books. Code Triage sounds wonderful, I'd love to be entered to win it. Thanks!
    I'm a follower.

  5. Don't enter me because I do not like hospital dramas. But I wish I did because it sounds like a good book. :)

  6. Lee,
    Great interview!! I've read the first one and am goign to be reading the second one soon! I'm very excited for it : )

    Do you like Grey's Anatomy, Private Practive, or House??? Lol...just wondering since you like these books!

    I'd love to have a chance at it!! Thanks!!

  7. Another wonderful review, Lee! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one. I have the entire series sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting for me to find time to read them.

    I've recently gotten hooked on Richard Mabry's medical/suspense books, so I'm sure Candace's are fabulous as well.

    (Please don't enter me in your giveaway)


  8. Christy - got you down. Thanks

    Renee - Yes - very yummy cover. :o)

    Candace - Thanks so much for stopping by. Yes, I thought they captured Nick very well. lol

    Merry - Thanks so much for coming by. I have you down.

    Angie - I understand how you feel. I heard that her books were really awesome though - so I gave it a chance. I don't watch any hospital dramas so I can't compare it to that. Hopefully I'll find something else more to your liking. :o)

    Hannah - I've got you down. Nope, I don't watch any of those. I have read some other medical themed books but I didn't like them. I guess that says something about these. :o)

    Lori - I can't wait to hear your reviews. I know, so many books, so little time. lol {Hugs}