James Rollins is the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Judas Strain, Black Order, Map of Bones and other adventure thrillers. Rollins is also a veterinarian in Northern California, who when not writing or working in his veterinary practice, can often be found underground or underwater as an amateur spelunker and scuba diver. These hobbies have helped in the creation of his earlier books Subterranean, Deep Fathom, Amazonia, and Sandstorm. The Judas Strain, a thriller that garnered rave reviews, including this comment from the Charleston Post-Courier, saying Rollins “invests…with his characteristic command of detail, along with a creeping dread.,” spent 5 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list — and broke onto international bestseller charts as well, proving that this riveting author has won countless numbers of new fans, both at home and abroad. Rollins’ previous thriller, Black Order was proclaimed by People Magazine as one of summer’s “hottest reads.” Map of Bones was chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of the most likely to win over Dan Brown’s faithful audience, and the New York Times rated the book as one the summer’s top crowd pleasers.
In 2008, Rollins also releasedIndiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, a novelization of the long-awaited Lucasfilm sequel starring Harrison Ford.