The Second Son

The Second Son

by Paul W. Nielsen


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ISBN-13: 9780990384533
Publisher: Morehead Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/27/2015
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

As a practicing ER doctor, Paul W. Nielsen knows firsthand the ins and outs of the medical field. He draws on his true-life experiences to add depth and realness to his line of medical thrillers. Nielsen released his first book, The Cambion, in 2014 from Morehead Publishing. This medical suspense/paranormal book earned a 5 star rating on Amazon and glowing reviews from readers. The Cambion was a Silver Medal winner in the Fiction Horror genre for the 2015 Global Ebook Awards.

Paul released his next book, The Second Son, the following year and it won a Gold Medal in the Fiction Paranormal category for the 2015 Global Ebook Awards. He has other projects in the works.

Paul W. Nielsen lives with his wife, Deborah, on a 236 acre ranch near the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia where he balances his time between work as an ER physician and writing his next novels. His hobbies include bonsai horticulture, horses and hunting. Paul currently has other projects in the works, and plans to release more books.

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The Second Son 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ksprings More than 1 year ago
This review was originally published on Kurt's Frontier. Note: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Synopsis: Dr. Jason Cory has known tragedy and triumph in his life. At an early age, he lost a friend and his mother before his father moved them to Washington state. Now Jason seems to have his life turned around. He has a great career as an emergency room doctor, money, and the love of Jesse. However, there is a shadow over his life. Unexplained events have him questioning the truth of who he really is. Besides the trials and traumas normal to an ER doctor, tragedies and treachery emerge, sending him on a quest for the truth. Review: This is the second book I’ve read by Paul W. Nielsen, the first being The Cambion. While not as frightening as The Cambion in the sense of horror, The Second Son is every bit as much the page turner. Dr. Jason Cory finds he has an erratic power to heal. It hits when he least expects it but is frustratingly absent when he needs it. All the while, unseen evil stalks him. The characters are sympathetic and believable, and the story will keep the reader on the edge of his or her seat.
ETrupkiewicz More than 1 year ago
Dr. Jason Corey is an emergency room physician in Seattle with the drive and passion to succeed at any case that walks through the ER doors ... until an unexpected loss on the table leaves him reeling. When bizarre things start to happen to some of his patients, he can't even explain them to himself, much less anyone with whom he works. Meanwhile, his girlfriend Jesse is struggling herself ... a battle that Jason can sense but not define or solve. The not knowing drives him outside himself for comfort and relief, into coping mechanisms that morph into addictions seemingly overnight. What he doesn't know is that the only person who can explain what's happening to him is one he's trusted his entire life, and might never be able to trust again ... Author Paul W. Nielsen presents his medical thriller, THE SECOND SON, rife with suspense, romance, climactic tension, and even an unexpected dose of the supernatural (or paranormal, depending on your view). In keeping with the genre, the work features numerous ER scenes, closely written, seat-of-your-pants suspenseful, and above all, well-researched, thanks to Nielsen's own experience as an ER physician. The scenes flow and provide much-needed plot-furthering insight into the characters, and despite the liberal use of medical terminology, I was neither distracted nor bored nor weighed down (and didn't feel that I needed a medical dictionary beside me). Each of the characters in the thriller is much more than meets the eye. In fact, initial impressions, as I discovered myself with some delight, are often entirely false. I urge readers to keep their eyes peeled for more unique plot twists and unexpected circumstances than I ever anticipated. A future edition of the work, if re-released, would benefit from a proofread to catch the occasional error in grammar and punctuation. My only other difficulty with the story lay in the liberal presence of head-hopping, in which a scene is related from Character A's point of view and then skips into Character B's head and sometimes into Character C's head or even back to Character A's view. It was often confusing to keep track of the point-of-view character in each scene, as a result. Nonetheless, here is a medical thriller that proves to be nothing less than truly different (in every positive sense of the word) from the rest on the market today. # # # Author: Paul W. Nielsen Title: THE SECOND SON ISBN: 978-0-99038-453-3 Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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DiiMI More than 1 year ago
You go to the Emergency Room, YOU need immediate medical attention and that is all that matters. Imagine being on the other side of that coin. Life and death decisions need to be made in a split second, the physicians in the ER must remain cool and calm no matter what they are faced with. They have to play “God” in the eyes of the patient’s family, in control and non-hurried, even when every breath is at stake. Dr. Jason Corey is one of those doctors constantly under the gun in Seattle, but something is happening that he cannot explain, his touch is more than just healing. Is he losing his mind? Is there something special about him, something that is being kept from him? The more he questions, the further he spirals into a world he could never have dreamed of. When the smoke clears, what will he discover? Will his “power” be useful when he needs it most or has this all been a very bad dream? Paul W. Nielsen, an ER head physician himself, brings the world he lives in day to day to vivid and stark detail, no sugar-coating in his latest medical suspense, The Second Son. Do doctors really feel like gods? Is it possible that one may have good reason to feel that way or has he finally broken under the pressure of his choices? Paul Nielsen piles on twist after twist as his main character makes unbelievable discoveries. Fast-paced, written in a crisp and bold style, enter his world and ask yourself, would I have what it takes or would I splinter under the pressure? Is it Divine Guidance that makes the rules in the Emergency Room or could it be something more scientific? If the mystery of the medical field, the intrigue of a story well-told and the peeling back of each layer of suspenseful twists are part of your MUST HAVES in your reading, trust me, it’s all here in The Second Son. Miracles, mysteries and unanswered questions make this a phenomenal tale.