Tess Gerritsen started her career as a physician but her love of writing never left her. She eventually became a published author of romance thrillers before finally breaking through with a medical thriller called Harvest. In Gerritsen's crime thriller The Surgeon, the character Jane Rizzoli was introduced to readers. That's the Rizzoli character that would become a central character in a series of books and eventually for the hit TV series "Rizzoli and Isles," with Angie Harmon playing the role. Tess Gerritsen will be at the Clark County Library this week.