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Paul Carson

Paul Carson is a medical doctor and novelist based in Dublin. He is married with two children. All three of his novels, Scalpel, Cold Steel and Final Duty, have been top ten hardback bestsellers in Ireland, with both Scalpel and Final Duty going straight in at no.1.

'Paul Carson is a name to watch.Top marks on the 'hard to put down scale'  Dublin Evening Herald.

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Scalpel

***THE RAZOR-SHARP DEBUT THRILLER WHICH STAYED AT NUMBER ONE ON THE IRISH HARDBACK BESTSELLER LIST FOR 17 WEEKS***

A killer is stalking the corridors of Dublin's two hundred year old Central Maternity Hospital.

A young laboratory assistant is found brutally murdered at her bench. The only clue is a blood stained scalpel. The police investigation, led by DS Kate Hamilton, is blocked by a wall of silence from hospital staff, desperate to protect their reputations. DS Hamilton suspects the murderer is among them. As she closes in on the killer, she little realises that the hunter has become the hunted.

In the same week, the dangerously premature baby of one of Ireland's top industrialists, a baby born at the Central Maternity Hospital only days before, is kidnapped.

Will Hamilton uncover the killer before he gets to his next victim?

Will the police find the baby before it's too late?

"Every patient's nightmare is about to come true. An undeniably compelling chiller" GQ Magazine'

'As bad a baddie as Hannibal Lecter...a fast-paced and energetic storyline' - Irish Times

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann / Mandarin
Bulgaria Kronos
Czech Republic BB Art
Finland Karisto
France Ramsay
Germany Luebbe
Hungary KuK
Italy Marco Polillo Editore
Japan Futami Shobo
The Netherlands Meulenhoff
Norway Kolle Forlag
Poland Ksiaznica
Portugal Edicoes Gailivro
Romania RG Publishing Editori
Slovakia Remedium
Turkey Altin Bylek
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Cold Steel

***THE SECOND NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NUMBER ONE BEST-SELLER, SCALPEL***

***THE JOHN GRISHAM OF MEDICAL FICTION***

When the body of a teenage girl is found in a Dublin park it's every parent's nightmare. She has been brutally stabbed to death.

But for Dublin's police and politicians their own nightmare is just beginning. The dead girl is the daughter of a high profile American heart surgeon, brought over with his dream team to head the Mercy Hospital's brand new 21st-century Heart Foundation.

The repercussions for the hospital, for the Heart Foundation - pet project of ambitious young minister John Regan - and for the country as a whole could be catastrophic. America is demanding justice.

DS Jim Clarke heads the investigation. When his team pick up the trail of a suspect they have the might of the establishment behind them as they prepare to close in. But do they have the right man?

Meanwhile, Frank Clancy, a consultant haematologist to the Mercy Hospital, is concerned about the deaths of two patients. He decides to take a closer look.

Little does he realise that by doing so he places his own life in terrible danger.. .

"Superb" The Big Issue

'A first-rate thriller' - London Magazine

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann
China Shanghai Translation
Czech Republic BB Art
Finland Karisto
France Nouvelles Editions Ramsay
Germany Ehrenwirth
Hungary KuK
Japan Futami Shobo
Poland Ksiaznica
The Netherlands Meulenhoff
Slovakia Remedium
Turkey Altin Bylek
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Final Duty

THE THIRD NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR OF COLD STEEL AND SCALPEL

***CHICAGO HOPE MEETS THE FIRM***

*** AN IRISH TIMES NUMBER ONE BEST-SELLER ***

They murdered his boss, beat up his son and bugged his apartment. Now they want his life.

Dr Jack Hunt is the hottest property in international medicine. When appointed Head of the heart unit at Chicago’s premier hospital his dreams seem fulfilled. The money is good, his family are happy and he has ambitious plans to revitalize the ailing division.

But he is promoted into a nightmare. Random street attacks, mindless vandalism and round the clock surveillance. It doesn’t make sense. And it doesn’t end. Within months, Hunt is fired after testing positive for drugs. His world collapses. The disgrace is as complete as his once proud reputation.
Jack Hunt is on the ropes.

But Hunt’s no loser. He’s been set up. But why? And who is behind it? His fight back sets him on a dangerous mission, tracking murdered colleagues, uncovering explosive research data.

Finally Hunt realises he’s alone with evidence of the greatest scandal in medical history.
He wants to tell the world. They want to find him.

“Written with tremendous pace and ease, and with plenty of surprises along the way, Final Duty is a first class thriller” - The Sunday Tribune

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann
Bulgaria Kronos
Czech Republic BB Art
Finland Karisto
France Nouvelles Editions Ramsay
Germany Ehrenwirth
Hungary KuK
Norway Kolle Forlag
Poland Ksiaznica
Slovakia Remedium
Turkey Altin Bylek
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Ambush

Scott Nolan's life is shattered one wintry Dublin morning when his young wife Laura is brutally murdered on her way to work.

Scott, an Irish-American doctor recently moved to Ireland, is devastated, the more so since he quickly realizes that the round of bullets had been aimed at him, as pay-back for his involvement in the government's anti-drug campaign.

Burying his wife doesn't end the nightmare for Scott Nolan. In a desperate attempt to claim back his life and find the man who killed his wife, Scott enters into an uneasy alliance with Laura's brother, Detective Mark Higgins. Together they begin to slowly and systematically infiltrate the drug scene. Snatching criminals and dealers from the street, they administer interrogation narcotics to gather intelligence, compile names and search for the weak link in the intricate network of the Irish drug cartel.

Bit by bit, a target emerges: Sean Kennedy, a cold and ruthless killer who together with Patrick Mulligan, an ex-drug squad detective, is now in the final stages of an operation, which would set the pair up for life.

As Ambush moves towards its violent climax, Paul Carson takes the reader on a thrilling roller coaster ride

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann
North America St Martin's Press
Germany Luebbe
Turkey Altin Bylek
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Betrayal

THE NEW BESTSELLER FROM THE IRISH NUMBER ONE BESTSELLING KING OF THE MEDICAL THRILLER

“A breakneck thrilling ride” Irish Independent

Dr Frank Ryan is the medical officer of Harmon penitentiary in Ireland, which has the dubious reputation of being Europe's most dangerous prison. It's a risky job - the last prison doctor was brutally murdered in front of his family - but for the young, unmarried Ryan it's also an exciting one. Here he can see a multitude of illnesses under one roof, furthering his research while satisfying his adventurous nature. Then, early one cold February morning, Ryan gets a phone call. It's the penitentiary - a prisoner has committed suicide.

He's needed right away. Kissing his girlfriend Lisa goodbye, he leaves his high-security apartment and walks straight into an ambush.

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Heinemann
North America St Martin's Press
Germany Luebbe
Hungary General Press
India Mehta Publishing House
Latvia Kontinents
Turkey Altin Bylek

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