Kelly Parsons is a practicing surgeon, a professor at UC San Diego, and the award-winning author of two acclaimed novels. His first novel, Doing Harm (2014), earned RT Book Reviews’ Best First Mystery Award; accolades from multiple reviews, including Library Journal (starred review); and praise from The New York Times bestselling authors Stephen King ("Best damn medical thriller I’ve read in 25 years. Terrifying OR scenes, characters with real texture”), Harlan Coben ("A terrific thriller—compelling, gripping, and terrifying”), and Steve Berry ("Top-notch storytelling”). His second novel, Under the Knife (2017), has been called “an engrossing story about revenge, grief, technology, and hospital practices” (Associated Press); “a heart-pounding medical thriller that will have readers on the edge of their seats up to the very last page” with "characters that leap off the page" (CriminalElement.com); and an electrifying novel that “tops the charts in both suspense and horror…Kelly Parsons has hit yet another home run” (Suspense Magazine). Parsons lives in Southern California with his family and is currently working on his third novel.