1 - What's your latest?
Tess Gerritsen: ICE COLD.
2 - Assuming I haven't read it, why should I?
Tess Gerritsen: Have you ever blindly followed the instructions from your auto GPS? Have you ever wondered, "how far off could it be?" In ICE COLD, things go very, very wrong for a group of five unfortunate tourists who put too much faith in a GPS and end up in a remote village where the residents have mysteriously vanished. The story turns into every traveler's worst nightmare.
3 - What can you tell us about your main character that you hadn't realized until you answered the question?
Tess Gerritsen: The book features medical examiner Maura Isles, stranded with four unlikable companions. The story forced me to really probe Maura's character, and I found that she's on the precipice of a big change in her life -- and she's finally found the courage to make that change.
4 - What's your favorite scene and why?
Tess Gerritsen: When the five travelers realize that they truly are stuck in the snow, they're thirty miles from help, and they could die. It's a horrible, sickening moment.
5 - What's next?
Tess Gerritsen: I'm just doing the research for the next book, due in December. No title, no details, but I've got a pretty good idea of what it's about.