The Ripper Gene

The Ripper Gene

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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 fiancee, 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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 235.97 x 25.91mm | 453.59g
  • St Martin's Press
  • FORGE
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765376873
  • 9780765376879
  • 2,209,254

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"An exceptionally fast-paced medical story, with great characterization, and scary as the devil . . . the facts are just as intriguing as the action in this one, and interweave perfectly for readers to get hooked from the very first page." --Suspense Magazine"Ransom's stunningly suspenseful yarn proves him a worthy hybrid of Thomas Harris and Doug Preston." --Providence Review"An excellent, fast-paced medical thriller with well-realized characters and memorable settings. The author knows his subject cold and uses his knowledge to fascinating--and chilling--effect." --Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project"Masterfully illustrates the massive ramifications of whole-genome sequencing for everyone." --Eric Schadt, Director of Genomics & Multiscale Biology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center"Had had me totally hooked from just about the first page... My only problem with the book was that it ended! A damn good book." --David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Retribution "An exceptionally fast-paced medical story, with great characterization, and scary as the devil . . . the facts are just as intriguing as the action in this one, and interweave perfectly for readers to get hooked from the very first page." --"Suspense Magazine""Ransom's stunningly suspenseful yarn proves him a worthy hybrid of Thomas Harris and Doug Preston." --"Providence Review" An excellent, fast-paced medical thriller with well-realized characters and memorable settings. The author knows his subject cold and uses his knowledge to fascinating--and chilling--effect. "Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kraken Project" Masterfully illustrates the massive ramifications of whole-genome sequencing for everyone. "Eric Schadt, Director of Genomics & Multiscale Biology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center" Had had me totally hooked from just about the first page My only problem with the book was that it ended! A damn good book. "David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author of Retribution"" "An excellent, fast-paced medical thriller with well-realized characters and memorable settings. The author knows his subject cold and uses his knowledge to fascinating--and chilling--effect." --Douglas Preston, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Kraken Project ""Masterfully illustrates the massive ramifications of whole-genome sequencing for everyone." --Eric Schadt, Director of Genomics & Multiscale Biology, Mt. Sinai Medical Center "Had had me totally hooked from just about the first page... My only problem with the book was that it ended! A damn good book." --David Hagberg, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Retribution"show more

About Michael Ransom

MICHAEL RANSOM is a molecular pharmacologist and a recognized expert in the fields of toxicogenomics and pharmacogenetics. He is widely published in scientific journals and has edited multiple textbooks in biomedical research. He is currently a pharmaceutical executive and an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Raised in rural Mississippi, he now makes his home in northern New Jersey. The Ripper Gene is his first novel.show more

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235 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 33% (77)
4 35% (82)
3 23% (53)
2 7% (16)
1 3% (7)
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