Dr. Laurence B. Brown (1959- ) graduated from Cornell University College of Arts and Sciences, Brown University Medical School, and George Washington University Hospital residency program. He is a retired Air Force officer, the medical director and chief ophthalmologist of a major eye center in the Middle East, an ordained interfaith minister, and the author of four books of comparative religion. He has recently discovered a passion for writing reality-based fiction. His breakout action/adventure novel, The Eighth Scroll (www.EighthScroll.com), became Amazon.com's #1 Kindle bestseller in each of the categories of Church History, Religion & Spirituality Fiction, Christianity, and Religious Fiction. For the past two decades, he has divided his time between America, England, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Dr. Brown's immediate family consists of his wife, three daughters and an ever changing assortment of hamsters and parrots.