Trained as a medical doctor, Tess Gerritsen built a second career as a thriller writer. Her 24 novels include the Rizzoli and Isles crime series, on which the TV show "Rizzoli & Isles" is based. Among her titles are The Surgeon
, Ice Cold
and The Silent Girl
, and the upcoming Last to Die
. Her books are translated into 37 languages and more than 25 million copies have been sold. She lives in Maine.