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Paul Howard talks about the latest in the Ross O'Carroll Kelly series, The Shelbourne Ultimatum.
The Ross O'Carroll Kelly series has been documenting the rise and fall of the Celtic Tiger since 1998 and the latest book sees Ross emerge from a coma to a country that he can barely recognise.
Adding to his woes are the amnesia he is suffering after being shot, and the ever-present family dramas which are getting in the way of his plans.
Published by Penguin Ireland on the 4th October at €15.99
"I woke up from a coma to a country that had changed beyond recognition. Shrewsbury Road had become a ghost estate. Marks and Spencer were selling microwavable coddle. And a Euro discount store was about to open in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre. God, I was only unconscious for ten days. Meanwhile, the Gords wanted to talk to me. They were obviously pretty interested in finding out who shot me. The problem was that I couldn't actually remember. The entire incident was a basic blank. There was at least some good news. Whoever pulled the trigger had missed my vital organs by inches - including the most vital one of all. I made a promise, there and then in St Vincent's Private Hospital, that I wasn't going to waste another minute of my life. There were thousands of beautiful women out there who had never known the pleasure of my company - and that was going to change, the minute my wounds healed and I was off my crutches. But the path to hot love seldom runs smoothly. I had problems to deal with. A daughter who hated my basic guts. A son who was growing up way too fast. A soon-to-be-ex-wife who was resorting to increasingly desperate measures to stop the bank from repossessing the house. Oh, and the Gords were having one or two problems believing my stor ..."
- The Ross O'Carroll-Kelly Books have sold almost 700,000 copies in Ireland
- The Ross books achieve Number 1 each year and average 4 weeks at the top
- The Oh My God Delusion was Number 1 for nine weeks and won the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction 2010. Should Have Got Off at Sydney Parade won it in 2006 and each novel in the series has been shortlisted.