The Spy Coast: A Thriller

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Thomas & Mercer
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5.5 X 8.3 X 1.0 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

International bestselling author Tess Gerritsen took an unusual route to a writing career. A Stanford University graduate, Tess went on to gain her MD at the University of California, San Francisco.

While on maternity leave as a physician, she began to write fiction. She published her first novel in 1987 and has since sold over forty million copies of books in forty countries, winning the Nero Wolfe Award and the RITA Award.

Her novels have been top-three US bestsellers and number one bestsellers abroad. Critics worldwide praise her novels as "pulse-pounding fun" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "scary and brilliant" (Toronto Globe and Mail), and "polished, riveting prose" (Chicago Tribune). Publishers Weekly has dubbed her the "medical suspense queen."

Her series featuring homicide detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles inspired the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander.

Now retired from medicine, she lives in Maine and writes full time.


"This is a nice take on retirement--five old spooks whose bones may ache but whose minds remain sharp. You can expect mystery, action, and bloodshed in this exciting thriller launched straight from the peaceful shores of Maine." --Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"The plot bustles along nicely, careening from Thailand to Italy and many points in between, but the real surprise is the richness of Gerritsen's supporting cast, a cantankerous bunch whose love for one another runs deep." --Publishers Weekly

"Gerritsen...branches out into the world of espionage...expertly mixing spy drama with romance and wry comedy... Gerritsen fans and readers of Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club mysteries will love this." --Booklist (starred review)

"Tess Gerritsen delivers a thrilling, endearing read." --Seattle Book Review

"Tess Gerritsen writes in a smoothly elegant style; it's always a delight to read her. The Spy Coast is a marvelously plotted read with action-packed pages, g-force twists and turns, and a platoon of fascinating characters. I truly hope to see Maggie Bird and her team of silver-haired helpers on the pages again." --David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"Master storyteller Tess Gerritsen has written an ingenious, spellbinding novel that moves from Bangkok to a small town in Maine, seductive settings where secrets are kept and lives upended...The Spy Coast is utterly thrilling, full of morally complex characters with deeply buried secrets and a life-and-death chase into the past and back again. It's a great novel." --Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author

"Powerful, resonant, absorbing, freighted with menace and suspense...Gerritsen is a born storyteller, and this new series showcases her talents more than ever. Irresistible and highly recommended!" --Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A riveting tale filled with engaging characters. I look forward to the rest of the series." --Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones series

"Tess Gerritsen is a brilliant, must-read novelist, and she's done it again with The Spy Coast. Readers will want to follow the adventures of Maggie Bird and her band of Mainer compatriots for a long, long time." --C. J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Storm Watch

"A crackerjack thriller." --Paul Doiron, bestselling author of the Mike Bowditch novels

"I loved it. A hugely entertaining read!" --Ann Cleeves, creator of the Vera and Shetland series