Nerve Damage

ER physician and medical researcher, Drake Cody, has created an experimental drug that may help the paralyzed walk. A diabolical predator working in the shadows of the pharmaceutical industry has learned of the priceless research. The action starts fast and then accelerates as the doctor and his family face deadly peril in this ER specialist’s tale of suspense, greed, betrayal, love and courage. More

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About Tom Combs

Tom Combs' career as an ER physician provides the foundation for his unforgettable characters and riveting plots. His emotional engagement arises from 25 years of battling to help and comfort those facing illness, trauma and tragedy.

Tom has recently been interviewed on Wall Street This Morning x 2(national), WBZ (Boston), WSYR(Syracuse), WCCO(Mpls), KEVT(Tucson), WIBC(Indianapolis), WJRN(Racine), KXYL(Texas), WPTF(Raleigh), KLKS(Brainerd) and KSTP(Mpls/St Paul). He has also been featured in the MN Sun Newspaper and the Minneapolis StarTribune.
To earn his way to medical school, Tom worked jobs using jackhammers, chainsaws, and heavy machinery. He then shifted to laboratory equipment and, eventually, to the stethoscope, scalpel and other tools of the Emergency Medicine specialist.
His current weapons of choice are the keyboard and a dangerously fertile imagination.
Nerve Damage, his debut thriller, is a story of high-level intrigue and edge-of-your seat suspense. The events are tomorrow's headlines credible with surprises unfolding to the final page. Tom lives with his artist wife in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Visit his website at

Before medicine Tom worked in construction, demolition and as a security supervisor in an art museum. At the U of MN he worked as a research assistant to the dean of the College of Pharmacognosy.
His medical internship was served at HCMC where he was introduced to the fledgling specialty of Emergency Medicine(EM). For the next 3 years he received advanced training and served as an air rescue "flight physician" in the U of Cincinnati EM residency program. For most of the next 18 years he manned the ER of North Memorial Medical Center's top-ranked level one trauma and medical facility.
Tom has spent the last several years refining his writing skills including direct instruction from Wm Kent Krueger, the late Vince Flynn, Michael Stanley, Donald Maass, James Scott Bell and many others.

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