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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: iUniverse (March 29, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 147597535X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1475975352
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Doug Zipes graduated from Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University Medical Center. As distinguished professor at Indiana University School of Medicine, he has published fourteen textbooks and over eight hundred medical articles. His first novel, The Black Widows, was selected by ForeWord Reviews as a finalist for 2011 Book of the Year Award.

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Was he as good at writing fiction as he was at writing scientific articles?
JJ
I read "Ripples" with great interest because Doug Zipes was a medical school classmate, and I have followed his career as a distinguished cardiologist.
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Here are twists and turns with sub plots to keep the reader thoroughly engaged.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JJ on June 15, 2013
Format: Paperback
Medical thrillers usually are not my favorite genre but this one intrigued me. Bored with the cookie-cutter novels with predictable plots and uninspired writing, I was intrigued by this newcomer to fiction. Zipes' impressive medical background and international fame as a cardiologist were compelling. Was he as good at writing fiction as he was at writing scientific articles? The answer is an unequivocal yes!

"Ripples in Opperman's Pond" is Zipes' second novel - as riveting, refreshing, and unpredictable as his first. His characters and plot are both insightful and original. I had the feeling throughout the books that he knew what he was writing about. He must lead a fascinating life! I was hooked. I was equally impressed with his masterful story-telling technique in both books. Count me in as a devoted member of his fan club. Can't wait for his third novel.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Book Doctor on June 12, 2013
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Confession- the author is also my Dad. He has been telling tales since I was a youngster and he has only gotten better with time. I put down most books unfinished but this one kept my interest all the way through (alright, I did gloss over any sex scenes for obvious reasons). Like a good roller coaster there are plenty of twists and turns and fast moving action. The characters are well developed and intriguing. Even though I heard the story throughout its development the ending still surprised me. A must read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Grady Harp HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 23, 2014
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Indiana author Douglas Zipes MD has a resume that is both impressive and a boon to the medical community. A graduate from Dartmouth College, Harvard Medical School, and Duke University Medical Center, he currently serves as distinguished professor at the Krannert Institute of Cardiology Indiana University School of Medicine, and now serves as Director of the Cardiology Division of the Krannert Institute of Cardiology. His publications include 14 textbooks, 800 medical articles, and now his second novel (his debut literary novel THE BLACK WIDOWS was very popular and was a ForeWord Reviews finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Award). And his credits extend beyond this brief introduction (editor in chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology and Cardiology in Review, consulting editor for Circulation, the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, and associate editor of the American Journal of Physiology and recipient of many major medical achievement awards. He writes a regular column for the Saturday Evening Post called "Heart Health: Ask Dr. Zipes", has published a short story serialized in the Saturday Evening Post called "Stolen Hearts", a travel story "Into Africa", in addition to this his second medical thriller novel.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Theodore L. Butz on September 25, 2013
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This is the first book I read of Zipes. It is excellent. I only wish there were others to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JR on June 24, 2013
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In this book, Dr Zipes captures the excitement of cardiovascular medicine in the US into a remarkable, high speed, crime novel. This book combines celebrity cardiac arrest, with medical device failure, pharmaceutical ethics and the importance of family. This is no mean feat but the most fundamental aspect of this novel is being an honorable physician, standing up for your principles and doing what is right by your patients- even when it is the tough thing to do. Just as any cardiologist should read the academic works of Dr Zipes, they should also read the fiction works of Dr Zipes as it reminds them as to the great achievements and tragedies that this field has seen.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dion Friedland on June 19, 2013
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Outstanding book. Couldn't put it down. Started it late last night and had to finish it today. Wonderful entertainment and fully engrossing. Difficult to choose which is better, Black Widows or Ripples in Opperman's Pond. Will be recommending to all my friends.
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By Robin Perron on August 11, 2014
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Anyone who says that identical twins are exactly the same has obviously not met a pair. In Ripples in Opperman's Pond you'll follow a set of identical twins who have the same careers and the same habit of saving each other, but are more different than they appear. Daniel, the "younger" twin has always felt that his father liked him least while Dorian, the "older" twin has always received the most attention from his father. When both twins finished medical school Dorian went t work for his father's pharmaceutical company and Daniel became a cardiologist. When their father dies Dorian takes over the company and gets a chance to save it with a miracle drug that can cure pain with no negative side effects. Daniel gets his chance to help too when Pacers basketball sensation Randy Jackson is in need of a cardiologist.

Will the twins be successful or will everything fall apart? I won't give it away but I will tell you that this book is filled with intrigued, if you pick it up you won't be able to put it down.
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