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 series features authentic life-or-death medical action and gripping drama that spans law, medicine, police work, and big business. Crime, intrigue, high stakes, love of family, authenticity and edge-of-your-seat suspense involving deeply engaging characters are hallmarks.

Book 3, Wrongful Deaths, puts the reader on the front lines of the opioid epidemic and exposes intrigue, greed, and crime within the medical, legal and business world. 

"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 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...Tom Combs ratchets up the tension from the first until the very last page.” – Michael Stanley, Internationally acclaimed author of Detective Kubu mysteries




Tom's debut thriller explodes with suspense and true-to-life medical actions as renegade agents of the trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry place a young Twin Cities ER doctor and his family in deadly peril.

A tale of heart-pounding thrills, brilliant twists and gut-clenching emotion. Nerve Damage has received over 500 five star reviews. 

"A riveting read from beginning to end...the kind of novel from which blockbuster movies are made. Very highly recommended..." - Midwest Book Review, 2016