James Rollins is the New York Times best-selling author of international thrillers. His writing has been translated into more than 40 languages and has sold more than 20 million books. Rollins unveils unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs, and historical secrets matched with stunning suspense. As a veterinarian, he had 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 loves to travel and experience new places around the world, which often inspire his next globe-trotting adventure.