Coupon
The Ripper Gene
by Michael Ransom


Overview -

A neuroscientist-turned-FBI-profiler discovers a gene that produces psychopaths in "The Ripper Gene, "a thrilling debut novel from Michael Ransom.


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.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $24.99
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 19.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

Free Shipping is not available for this item.
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 32 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About The Ripper Gene by Michael Ransom
 
 
 
Overview

A neuroscientist-turned-FBI-profiler discovers a gene that produces psychopaths in "The Ripper Gene, "a thrilling debut novel from Michael Ransom.


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.


"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780765376879
  • ISBN-10: 0765376873
  • Publisher: Forge
  • Publish Date: August 2015
  • Page Count: 304
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Thrillers - General
Books > Fiction > Thrillers - Medical

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-06-08
  • Reviewer: Staff

In rural Crossroads, Miss., in 1983, young Lucas Madden is about to go trick-or-treating on Halloween with his 12-year-old girlfriend, but his mother, a nurse who’s chaperoning the kids with another mother, insists that they stop the car after spotting two teenage boys who appear to be seriously injured at the side of the road. Lucas’s mother gets out of the car and disappears. Unfortunately, after this genuinely creepy and moving prologue, Ransom’s debut becomes a routine serial-killer thriller. More than 20 years later, Lucas is working as the FBI’s criminal profile coordinator for the New Orleans field office when he lands the investigation of the Snow White Killer, who leaves his female victims marked with bloody letters on their foreheads and an apple concealing a razor nearby. The novel’s interesting but not particularly original premise—that a deficit in a certain gene identified by Lucas is present in more than 70% of all serial killers—remains underdeveloped. Agent: Susan Gleason, Susan Gleason Literary Agent. (Aug.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews