John Grisham brought legal suspense and intrigue to the mainstream—Tom Combs has done the same with the world of medicine.


Wrongful Deaths is book #3 in the suspense-thriller series featuring emergency physician and medical researcher Drake Cody. This white-knuckle thrill-ride puts the reader on the front lines of the opioid epidemic and exposes intrigue, greed, and crime within the medical, legal and business worlds. 

“Wrongful Deaths starts at a high pitch and never slows down. "Ripped from the headlines" might be a cliche, but it's a true one for the former ER physician's third thriller in his Drake Cody Suspense series. Combs' fast-paced stories deal with the most current social issues... Wrongful Deaths is intricate and scary in its look at a real-life drug epidemic nobody seems able to halt. This series has legs... “    
St. Paul Pioneer Press  

"Combs writes with formidable expertise in this taut crime thriller that's engrossing, convincing, and terrifyingly real. The perfect blend of suspense, action and real-world drama." – Laura Childs, New York Times best-selling author


A fast-paced, intense, twisting thrill ride involving individuals you care about and life or death realities that affect us all. The series features involves deeply engaging characters and features authentic life-or-death medical action and gripping drama that spans law, medicine, police work, and big business.

The second installment in the Drake Cody series has received 80% five star reviews.  

“Nonstop suspense, complex characters, unexpected twists, and 100% authenticity make Hard to Breathe a truly great read...” – Michael Stanley, Internationally acclaimed mystery author


 Book one of the series explodes with suspense and true-to-life medical action as renegade agents of the trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry place a young Twin Cities ER doctor and his family in deadly peril.

"This book has everything... murder, sex, heroes, villains, ‘the good, the bad, and the ugly.’ I couldn't put this book down. The action is nonstop. I highly recommend this book."   The Journal of Emergency Medicine                                                                                         
 "Masterfully written...grabs hold of your jugular right from page one and refuses to let go until the shocking conclusion… a lightning-fast read packed with twists and turns that will keep readers fully engaged and continually guessing. This is the stuff blockbusters are made of!" TopShelf Magazine

Nerve Damage has received over 400 five star reviews.