After graduating from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, John L. DeBoer, M.D., F.A.C.S. completed his surgical training in the U.S. Army and then spent three years in the Medical Corps as a general surgeon. Three decades of private practice later, he retired to begin a new career as a writer. When not creating new plot lines for his novels, Dr. DeBoer pursues his interests in cooking and the cinema. An avid tennis player, he struggles to achieve a level of mediocrity in the frustrating game of golf. The author is the father of two grown sons and lives with his wife in Fayetteville and Oak Island, North Carolina.