The third book in the Mercy Hospital series, Code Triage delivers a page-turning medical drama laced with adrenaline and action, romance and regrets. Calvert gives readers an inside look at  the ER and medical procedures as well as the lives of the people who work there.

Police officer Nick Stathos hopes to stop the divorce from his wife Dr. Leigh but Samantha Gordon will do whatever she can to prevent their reconciliation. Tensions mount as circumstances place them in close proximity and the divorce date quickly approaches. As the story progresses, the reader learns how childhood experiences have affected the choices made by each of these three characters.

Will Nick and Leigh resolve their differences or will Sam have her way and snag Nick for herself? Will any of them be able to surrender their control and let God have His way in their lives? Will they take heed of a wise little girl’s remarks – “Jesus is always here . . . We don’t have to be afraid, because he’ll always be here, no matter what . . . Forever and ever.”

I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Golden Gate Mercy Hospital. I do hope that we will learn the rest of Riley Hale’s story in an upcoming book.

This book was provided for review by Tyndale House Publishers.


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.

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