Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wednesday's Favorites: The Ripper Gene by Michael Ransom

Welcome to the Wednesday's Favorites post. In the Wednesday's Favorites post I will talk about a book I loved and that I think deserves a little more attention. I read popular books, but also many books that aren’t so popular (yet). In this post all sorts of books from all sorts of genre’s will have a chance to shine. Today’s Wednesday's Favorites is 'The Ripper Gene' by Michael Ransom.

About the Book: neuroscientist-turned-FBI-profiler discovers a gene that produces psychopaths in this thrilling

Dr. Lucas Madden is a neuroscientist-turned-FBI profiler who first gained global recognition for cloning the ripper gene and showing its dysfunction in the brains of psychopaths. Later, as an FBI profiler, Madden achieved further notoriety by sequencing the DNA of the world’s most notorious serial killers and proposing a controversial “damnation algorithm” that could predict serial killer behavior using DNA alone.

Now, a new murderer—the Snow White Killer—is terrorizing women in the Mississippi Delta. When Mara Bliss, Madden’s former fiancĂ©e, is kidnapped, he must track down a killer who is always two steps ahead of him. Only by entering the killer’s mind will Madden ultimately understand the twisted and terrifying rationale behind the murders—and have a chance at ending the psychopath’s reign of terror. debut novel.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
August 18th, 2015
eBook, Hardcover
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Praise for 'The Ripper Gene':

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and once I started it I struggled to stop reading. Clearly the book is written by a scientist and there is a good balance between technical science stuff and murder mystery thriller which really appealed to me. 

I finished this book within two days. It was gripping, interesting and a fun read. If you are into Biology or Science you will appreciate the scientific approach of this novel.

Looking for a good book?  The Ripper Gene, by Michael Ransom, is a fast-paced, exciting mystery that will have you riveted to the story.  An excellent first novel.

This book was just very good. I couldn’t wait to learn more about who the Snow White Killer was. The characters were interesting and very likable with flaws and all. Lucas and his new partner have a fun relationship I really enjoyed reading about and there definitely was a lot of mystery. I didn’t know who the murderer was until the moment the characters found out.. Very impressive.

About the Author:

Michael Ransom has been a writer ever since an English teacher at Corinth High School announced that "they just might have a writer in the class". Yes he may have felt awkward momentarily, but he's grateful for teachers like her and the impactful votes of confidence they give young students each day. Currently, he is a scientist by day and an author by night. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and an executive in the pharmaceutical industry. His laboratories employ genetics, genomics and other molecular approaches to identify patients likely to respond to various therapies across many different diseases. His writing is informed by his scientific background and his first novel, 'The Ripper Gene', was published by Tor-Forge in August 2015.

For more information about Michael Ransom please visit his website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads and Linked-In profile. 

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