Friday, October 15, 2010

Code Triage by Candace Calvert

Book Description:
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 Thoughts:
This was a good book. It is the third in a series but it stands alone quite well. Nick is a police officer, husband, adulterer, God fearing man who wants a second chance. Leigh is a hurting woman who refuses to allow herself to be hurt again. She also is a great ER doctor, and likes that she has not emotional attachment and that the pace is fast! The book starts out with the two of them being thrown into an akward situation with the woman Nick had the affair with. From there it just gets better with drama, suspense, a crazy gunman, and lots of suspense!

I loved that the characters in this book were realistic. They weren't just 'magically' thrown back together, but through circumstance that are believeable and suspenseful! Nick is a great guy who made a major mistake and so bad wants to correct it, but realizes he can't change the past but can't seem to convince his wife. Leigh's emotions are so palpable that you feel her pain as you read. I liked that it wasn't cut and dry that the two of them were going to get back together, but that his past relationship kept getting in the way. I also really liked Leigh's sister and how she was woven in through the book. Great character development!

5/5 absolutely a great book! I plan to get the previous two in the series!

Thank you to Tyndale for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. When I first began seeing this book, I paid more attention to the cover than the description. It actually seems like an excellent read. I think I'll read it. Great review. Thanks.