James Rollins is the# 1 New York Times bestselling author of international thrillers. His writing has been translated into more than twelv languages and has sold more than 20 million books. The New York Times says, “ Rollins is what you might wind up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together. ” NPR calls his work, “ Adventurous and enormously engrossing. ” Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets matched with stunning suspense. As a veterinarian, he wa a practice in Sacramento for over a decade and still volunteers at local shelters. Nowadays, Rollins shares his home up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his two golden retrievers, Echo and Duncan. He also enjoys scuba diving, spelunking, kayaking, and hiking. Of course, he likes to travel and experience new places around the world, which often inspire his next globe-trotting adventure.