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 LAST TO DIE. Her books are translated into 40 languages and more than 25 million copies have been sold. She lives in Maine.