Deadline|Hollywood is reporting that Law & Order: SVU executive producer Neal Baer will write three books in a new series of medical thrillers featuring a forensic psychiatrist, to be published by Kensington Publishing.
Kill Switch, which introduces series character Claire Waters, is scheduled to hit bookstores in January 2012.
"I became interested in the science behind what makes a criminal mind," said Baer. "Claire is driven to understand the scientific explanation of why people would commit a crime."
Not surprisingly, Baer is also looking to adapt the books for film or television.