Paul McHugh

In his new political thriller, “The Blind Pool,” writer Paul McHugh probes the shadowy realm of a global crime ring and its penetration into culture, government and industry in America. “Deadlines,” Paul McHugh’s prior novel, won the best mystery prize from National Indie Excellence Awards, and another best in mystery genre from the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. “The Blind Pool” draws from his years as an investigative journalist and outdoor sports editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, as well as his international travels. McHugh has reported on U.S. Navy SEALs, corporate malfeasance and high-risk, outdoor adventure. He is a hunter, a surfer, a trail runner, a poet, and a husband. “The Blind Pool” is his third novel and sixth book. Find out more at

Titles by Paul McHugh

ElkHeart Books

Lost Coast Press

Island Press

Foghorn Press

Co-authored by Paul McHugh
Down Window Press

Golden Gate National Park Conservatory