John Avanzato grew up in the Bronx. After receiving a bachelor’s degree in biology from Fordham University, he went on to earn his medical degree at the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine. He is currently a board certified gastroenterologist in Geneva, New York, where he lives with his wife of twenty-five years. Inspired by authors like Tom Clancy, John Grisham, and Lee Child, John writes about strong but flawed heroes. He is currently working on Prescription for Disaster, the sequel to Hostile Hospital.