Easily one of the best medical mystery writers ever. Stephen King-- yes, THE Stephen King-- said, "Tess Gerritsen is an automatic must-read in my house; what Anne Rice is to vampires, Gerritsen is to the tale of medical suspense. She is better than than Palmer, better than Cook... yes, even better than Crichton. If you've never read Gerritsen, figure in the price of electricity when you buy your first novel by her... 'cause baby, you are going to be up all night."
Tess Gerritsen kicks butt.
Guy 1: "Dude, did you read the Tess Gerritsen book I gave you yet?"
Guy 2: "Yes. I peed myself and stayed up until 3 A.M"