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Paul Carson is a doctor and novelist. He lives in Dublin with his wife and two children, where he runs an asthma and allergy clinic for children as well as writing.
I liked the developing relationship between an American doctor and the Irish policeman here in this strong, drug-related thriller with lots of pace. Itâ€™s got something a little bit different.Comparison: Lee Child, John Grisham, Michael Palmer.Similar this month: Gordon Kent, Andy McNab.
The compelling new novel from the No.1 Irish bestselling author of Betrayal. Perfect for fans of Kathy Reichs, M R Hall and Benjamin Black. Dr Mike Wilson is a pathologist with a troubled past and a naturally suspicious mind. As the new Dublin city coroner, he is used to investigating violent, unusual or unexplained deaths. But one case worries Mike. A lot. Patrick Dowling was found hanging in woodland late the previous year. The investigation ended the moment the autopsy result was announced. Suicide. Dowling had been a drug addict with poor life expectancy. Case closed. Then Mike discovers that Dowling's file was on a previous coroner's desk. A man who was shot dead by an unknown gunman. Coincidence? Mike doesn't think so. But as Mike digs deeper, his life comes under threat. Then he and his family are attacked. Just how far is he prepared to go to uncover the truth?
This book looks at remedies both orthodox and less orthodox. It explains how doctors treat hay fever, and considers options other than medication, including immunotherapy. Aleergy testing is also covered. The importance of nasal douching is stressed, with step-bystep instructions. Also includes self-help tips and alternative remedies.
The numbers of those with sinusitis have risen by around 25% in recent years. This is thought to be due to lifestyle factors and environmental pollution, and is in line with the rising prevalence of allergies in general. Sinusitis is far more than a blocked nose; it can have quite an effect on daily quality of life and on sleep, and is implicated in other conditions such as asthma, sleep apnoea, nasal polyps, and allergic irritability syndrome in children. Advances in understanding mean that surgery is less likely to be an option in treatment nowadays, with newer treatments and self-help becoming more important. This book looks at how to manage sinusitis.
American expat Scott Nolan has recently moved to Ireland and enjoys a flourishing career as a doctor, a rising media profile as a persuasive campaigner against drug abuse, and is very much in love with Laura, his beautiful new wife. But one wintry Dublin morning, Scott's life is changed forever when a team of contract killers attempts a daring double ambush. Their target: Ireland's antidrug government minister and his medical spokesman, Dr. Scott Nolan. The attack goes horribly wrong, and in the bloodbath that follows, Laura is killed by a bullet meant for Nolan. Fueled by grief and revenge, and desperate to claim back his life and find the killers, Scott enters into an uneasy alliance with his wife's brother, police detective Mark Higgins. Together they embark on a highly controversial international covert mission to slowly and systematically infiltrate the drug scene and track down the assassin. Using secret U.S. army interrogation compounds and breaking almost every law in the land, the duo finally close in on their target . . . . This nail biting, heart-pounding blockbuster weaves a tale from the back streets of Dublin to the red-light districts of Amsterdam and the seedy streets of Bangkok, accelerating to a breathtaking climax that will test Nolan's physical and moral fortitude to the absolute limit.
Harmon Penitentiary in Dublin is Europe's most dangerous high-security jail, holding an explosive and terrifying mix of drug lords, terrorists, violent sex offenders, gunrunners, and gang leaders. For Chief Medical Officer Dr. Frank Ryan, working amongst the felons is a great medical and personal challenge---the last doctor was murdered---that he rises to every day. One night, he receives a summons from the jail to attend to an inmate who has supposedly committed suicide in J wing, but as he steps out of his apartment, Ryan is badly beaten, kidnapped, drugged, interrogated, and held prisoner for six days. Upon his release, Ryan is unable to make sense of who got to him and what might have caused the attack. His ordeal is denied by his superiors, and to make matters worse, his girlfriend Lisa has disappeared without a trace. Desperate to find Lisa, who he now realizes might not have been as straight with him as he thought, the doctor gets involved in a daring plan to spring a hard-boiled criminal from Harmon in exchange for the information he badly needs, and he soon realizes that his ordeal is more than just a personal issue. A wide net of criminals and several international governments seem to be involved, and Ryan must now uncover a far-reaching conspiracy that appears to have been hatched at Harmon, inside J wing, where a mysterious inmate is kept in single confinement . . .Carson has crafted a fast-paced, white-knuckle thriller filled with vividly painted scenes of prison riots, tough-as-nails criminals and government officials, and a hero who has taken about as much as he can stomach and is ready to fight back.
Dublin's Harmon Penitentiary is Europe's most dangerous jail. Dr Frank Ryan is in charge of looking after its inmates. It's a risky job - the last doctor was murdered - but for Ryan it's also an exciting challenge. Early one morning, Ryan receives a phone call. It's the jail. He's needed right away. Kissing his girlfriend Lisa goodbye, he leaves his high-security apartment and walks straight into an ambush. This may be it for Ryan. Coming to, Ryan finds himself in what he assumes is a hospital. But something isn't right. Why does his nurse lock the door behind her and why hasn't Lisa come looking for him? Is Ryan now a prisoner? Overwhelmed by confusing and contradictory evidence, Frank Ryan's investigations lead him to the penitentiary's most secure section, J Wing, and the mysterious inmate incarcerated there...
A killer is stalking the corridors of Dublin's 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 newborn baby of one of Ireland's top industralists is kidnapped, a baby born at the Central Maternity Hospital only days before. 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.
They murdered his boss, stalked his family and invaded his home. Now they want his life. When jack Hunt is lured from his native Dublin to Chicago's top hospital, the talented young heart specialist sees a new life ahead for his family. The day he's appointed head of the unit, his own dreams are fulfilled. But he's promoted into a nightmare. Random street attacks, mindless vandalism, round-the-clock surveillance. Within months Jack Hunt's world collapses. His fight back sets him on a dangerous mission, uncovering explosive secrets. But he won't be able to tell the world if his enemies can find him first...
The body of a teenage girl is found in a Dublin park. She has been brutually stabbed to death. For Dublin's police and politicians, the nightmare is just beginning. The dead girl is the daughter of a high-profile American surgeon who heads the Mercy Hospital's new Heart Foundation. When DS Jim Clarke and his team pick up the trail of a suspect, the pressure is on to close in quickly. America is baying for justice. But do they have the right man? At the Mercy Hospital Frank Clancy, consultant haematologist, is concerned about two unusual deaths. But when he decides to take a closer look he places his own life in danger...