Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Robert Thornton has lived in the South all of his life, except for a stint in the U. S. Coast Guard. He is a physician specializing in Family Medicine. He likes to read history and lay books on quantum mechanics. Yeah, he’s a nerd. He’s an alumnus of the Maui and SEAK Writers Conferences. THE PERIL PROTOCOL is his new thriller. He blogs on this website. Don’t worry, he doesn’t blog about quantum mechanics.