About the Author
Tom Combs' career as an ER physician provides the foundation for his unforgettable characters and riveting plots. His emotional engagement arises from 25 years of helping those facing illness, trauma and tragedy.
Working his way through college Tom worked jobs using jackhammers, chainsaws, and heavy machinery. He then shifted to laboratory equipment and, eventually, to the stethoscope, scalpel and other tools of the Emergency Medicine specialist. His current weapons of choice are the keyboard and a dangerously fertile imagination.
Nerve Damage, his debut thriller, is a story of high-level intrigue and edge-of-your seat suspense. The events are tomorrow's headlines credible with surprises unfolding to the final page. Tom lives with his artist wife in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
MORE: At the University of Minnesota he was a biochemistry teaching assistant and subsequently did research with the dean of the College of Pharmacognosy developing new drugs drugs from natural sources.
His medical internship was served at Hennepin County Medical Center where he was introduced to the fledgling specialty of Emergency Medicine (EM). For the next 3 years he received advanced training and served as a helicopter rescue "flight physician" in the University of Cincinnati EM residency program.
For most of the next 18 years he worked as an emergency physician in a busy, inner-city level one trauma hospital. His experiences there provided fertile soil for compelling fiction.
Tom spent the next several years refining his writing skills. The author-educators of the Loft Literary Center provided invaluable instruction (Ellen Hart, Wm Kent Krueger, the late Vince Flynn, and dozens more). Additionally award-winning author Michael (Sears) Stanley, renowned author/educator, James Scott Bell, and other experts have shared their wisdom.
For Tom, a passion for reading has been a lifelong gift. He's thrilled to provide stories that engage, excite, and entertain his readers.