Oct 14, 2010

Code Triage by Candace Calvert

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.


Candace Calvert is an ER nurse who landed on the "other side of the stethoscope" after the equestrian accident that broke her neck and convinced her that love, laughter—and faith—are the very best medicines of all. The inspirational account of her accident and recovery appears in Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul and launched her writing career.

The author of a madcap cruise mystery series in the secular market, Candace now eagerly follows her heart to write Christian fiction for Tyndale House. Her new medical drama series offers readers a chance to "scrub in" on the exciting world of emergency medicine, along with charismatic characters, pulse-pounding action, tender romance, humor, suspense—and a soul-soothing prescription for hope.

Wife, mother, and very proud grandmother, Candace makes her home in northern California.

Please visit her web site at www.candacecalvert.com.


A fast paced hospital ER, a broken marriage, child services about to take children away from a mother desperately trying to do her best, a hospital shooting, and the "other" woman who will stop at nothing to get the man that she wants.  This is just the beginning of the action in Code Triage.

I especially love Nick, the policeman who made a big mistake.  He is devastated and trying to restore the broken relationships that happened as a direct result of his reckless behavior.

Overall, this is a great story of human failure, second chances and the faithfulness of a God who is always there, even when we aren't looking for Him.  Full of action and heartache, Code Triage is a very interesting exposure to the personal lives of police and health professionals.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Code Triage from Tyndale in exchange for my honest review. I was not compensated for my thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this thoughtful review of Code Triage--I appreciate your time and your commitment to putting good books into the hands of eager readers.