Tess Gerritsen is great, but so are Vince Flynn, Patricia Cornwell, Daniel Silva, David Baldacci, Jonathan Kellerman, and Michael Connelly, to name a few. I don't like overly violent or graphic novels either, so some of James Patterson's novels are out, but his Alex Cross series and Women's Murder Club series are great fast reads. Jeffery Deaver writes good stand alone books, and his Lincoln Rhyme series is exceptional. And for Satirical thrillers, Carl Hiaasen is a master. John Grisham's legal thrillers are suspensful and facinating; Phillip Margolin writes good Legal thrillers, too. Faye Kellerman writes Jewish Crime thrillers with very likeable characters and terrible villains. Steig Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tatoo trilogy is also not to be missed. I'm afraid life is too short to read all the good stuff out there.