Doing Harm

A Novel By Kelly Parsons

Steve Mitchell, happily married with a wife and two kids, is in line for a coveted position at Boston’s University Hospital when his world goes awry. His over-reaching ambition causes him to botch a major surgery, and another of his patients mysteriously dies. Steve’s nightmare goes from bad to worse when he learns that the mysterious death was no accident but the act of a sociopath.  A sociopath he knows and who has information that could destroy Steve’s career and marriage.  A sociopath for whom killing is more than a means to an end: it’s a game.

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"Best damn medical thriller I've read in 25 years. Terrifying OR scenes, characters with real texture."

Stephen King via Twitter

A classic cat-and-mouse game with a refreshing, unexpected twist ... Top-notch storytelling."

Steve Berry
New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author

Doing Harm is a terrific thriller — compelling, gripping, and terrifying."

Harlan Coben
New York Times
bestselling author

I found myself breathless and troubled yet compelled to keep reading. Brilliant."

Ridley Pearson
New York Times
bestselling author

...this skillfully wrought debut gets high marks for building tension to a breathtaking climax."

Library Journal
*Starred Review

Upcoming Events

October 22, 2016:
SCIBA Trade Show Author Reception
North Hollywood, CA

February 7, 2017:
Launch Event for UNDER THE KNIFE, the new novel by Kelly Parsons!
Warwick’s Bookstore
La Jolla, CA

March 11-12, 2017:
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

April 1, 2017:
Keynote Speaker
OC Public Libraries Literary Orange
Newport Beach Marriott
Newport Beach, CA

Coming in Winter 2017!
UNDER THE KNIFE, a new novel by Kelly Parsons: A grieving husband stalks the surgeon he holds responsible for his young wife’s untimely death.

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About Kelly Parsons

KELLY PARSONS is a board-certified urologist with degrees from Stanford University, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins, and he is on the faculty at the University of California San Diego. He lives with his family in Southern California. This is his first novel.
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Doing Harm wins RT Book reviews Best First Mystery!

NPR INTERVIEW: "San Diego Physician Pens Medical Thriller" on KPBS Midday Edition (San Diego Public Radio)

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