Thank you for visiting! Welcome to the home of Michael Ransom Books, the official page of author Michael Ransom and his debut novel THE RIPPER GENE, published by Tor-Forge Books. Read further to learn more about his award-winning debut, and to find out what's in the works!
PRAISE for THE RIPPER GENE...
"SCARY AS THE DEVIL...A DEBUT THAT READERS WILL ABSOLUTELY LOVE" - Suspense Magazine
"A SMART, SOPHISTICATED, MURDER MYSTERY" - Killer Nashville Book of the Day
ďA WORTHY HYBRID OF THOMAS HARRIS AND DOUGLAS PRESTON" - Providence Review
"AN EDGE-OF-YOUR-SEAT THRILLER" - Mensa Bulletin
"MICHAEL RANSOM IS THE NEXT MICHAEL CRICHTON" - B&N Reads, August 26 2016
"LITERARY ART THAT EMANATES INTELLIGENCE...IN FINE MICHAEL CRICHTON FASHION" - Bloodshed.com
"A CLEVERLY-CRAFTED, TIGHTLY UNFOLDING THRILLER" - DNA Science Blog
"A THINKING PERSON'S THRILLER" - Best selling author M.J. Rose
The urge to kill is inside us all...
FBI Agent Lucas Madden knows this better than anyone in the world. As a neuroscientist he discovered patterns in the DNA of the most notorious serial killers in history- Bundy, Gacy, Dahmer and many others. He ultimately joined the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, and is currently stationed in the New Orleans field office, close to his childhood home, where he hopes to heal broken family ties.
But when a new psychopath- the Snow White Killer- begins terrorizing the same stretch of the Gulf Coast where his mother was murdered some two decades ago, he'll be forced to confront his painful, tragic past. And his only chance to end the psychopath's reign of terror in the present may lead Madden to the terrifying discovery of just exactly what happened to his own mother all those years ago...
THE RIPPER GENE (Tor-Forge Books) has been selected as the Best Horror Novel and the Best Serial Killer Mystery of 2016, as announced by Killer Nashville this month. The Silver Falchion Literary Awards typically recognize new authors early in the careers; previous Silver Falchion award winners have included John Sandford, Hank Phillipi Ryan, Anne Perry, Jeffrey Deaver, Dean Koontz and others. Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Silver Falchion Awards this year!