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"an excellent, fast-paced medical thriller" - DOUGLAS PRESTON, NYT-BEST SELLING AUTHOR of RELIC
"channels the voices of the wild and brings the fearsome dangerously close" - Sandra McPherson, Poet and Professor Emerita, UC Davis
Scientific Texts
"[describes] great possibilities that exist to sharpen our view of biology and of medicine" - International Journal of Toxicology
"A great text that explains the concepts underlying this new field"- In Vet Human Toxicology

About the Author

Michael Ransom is the author of the mystery/​thriller debut entitled The Ripper Gene (Forge, 2015).

He is an established pharmaceutical scientist and biomedical researcher, and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a member of several writer's associations including the Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and the Author's Guild (AG).

His scientific research has been covered in The New York Times, and he has authored more than 100 book chapters, review articles and scientific research articles in the fields of genomics, translational science and biomarker research. He has edited two textbooks in the life sciences.

Because of his background in modern molecular biology, his fiction is suffused with cutting edge science and genetics. His debut novel, The Ripper Gene, introduces readers to Dr. Lucas Madden, a neuroscientist-turned-FBI profiler who applies a controversial genetic approach to behavioral profiling during a serial killer investigation in the Mississippi Delta.

The Ripper Gene is his first novel.