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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Christian / Suspense
  • Language:English
  • Pages:176
  • eBook ISBN:9781483504247

Emergency Care

by Linda Owen

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In Mexico, Hurricane Bertha flattened tobacco crops and coffee bean fields and demolished entire villages. Then suddenly she turned northward—a surprising act that had not been foreseen by meteorologists. After twelve hours, the winds that had reached 180 miles per hour would slow, and the storm would die. But before that, Bertha would terrorize the unsuspecting residents of a South Texas hospital and the bank robbers holding them hostage.

The paperback was published by Westbow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson. http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU-000692629/Emergency-Care.aspx

290 pages
ISBN-10: 1490814000290  


In the midst of a hurricane, bank robbers invade the South Texas hospital where Sidney Shelton works. Both staff and patients are terrorized for hours. It is a toss up if Sidney is more afraid of the thugs or the hurricane. When their captors leave in the morning, will the hostages be dead or alive? What can Sidney do to protect her six-year-old son and friends from harm? God sends her unexpected help from a Mexican cop and a soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

This Christian thriller is recommended for book clubs that enjoy a good suspense and individuals who seek theological reflection. Discussion questions are at the end of the novel.

About the author

Linda Owen is a regular writer on faith, retirement, travel, and general interest subjects for a variety of newspapers and magazines, both secular and Christian. She received a Master of Divinity Degree from Perkins School of Theology (SMU) and served briefly as a pastor and a chaplain. Before seminary, she taught high school English. Linda has written Bible Study Curriculum for the United Methodist Publishing House. For five years she edited an online Christian magazine in San Antonio, TX. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers Association. She is also the author of Lady President and The Last Prophet.