Meet the Author

Doug Zipes

Author of novels: The Black Widows & Ripples in Opperman’s Pond & Not Just a Game & Bear’s Promise.

Having published hundreds of medical papers and books, Doug Zipes has turned his hand to writing fiction. The Black Widows was published in 2011, Ripples in Opperman’s Pond in 2013 and Not Just a Game hit the shelves in early 2016. In 2018 Doug also published his memoir, Damn The Namesayers and 2019 saw Bear’s Promise, Doug’s latest novel hit the shelves.

Bears Promise by Doug Zipes

Latest Book Release

Bear's Promise

Justice confronts greed as a trial attorney seeks retribution for the murders of his brother-in-law and nephew by a ruthless cop and a company that values profit over life...

5.0 out of 5 stars

A rare legal thriller that really thrills!

"So-called "legal thrillers" are a dime a dozen and, more often than not, fail to thrill at all. Trust me, this one does! Written by an author who has literally lived the courtroom scenes he so artfully depicts, it's a real page-turner! So, turn off the t.v., send the kids to a friend's house, order a pizza, and plan to stay in because you won't want to put this book down!"

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More Titles by Doug Zipes

Damn The Naysayers by Doug Zipes

Bear's Promise

Justice confronts greed as a trial attorney seeks retribution for the murders of his brother-in-law and
nephew by a ruthless cop and a company that values profit over life...

Damn The Naysayers by Doug Zipes

Damn The Naysayers

No, you can’t. Those three words have shaped much of Dr. Doug Zipes’s journey through life and have always challenged him to come to terms with who he is, where he wants to go, and what he wants to be...

Not Just a Game by Doug Zipes

Not Just a Game

In this riveting story, three generations of Olympic athletes attempt to survive monumental challenges in the shadow of Hitler and during a rebirth of Nazism...

Ripples in the Opperman's Pond by Doug Zipes

Ripples in Opperman's Pond

Set in Indiana, identical twins have had their bond tested since birth and now as adults with the family pharmaceutical company in jeopardy they will once again be forced to prove that blood is thicker than water...

The Black Widows by Doug Zipes

The Black Widows

From the back room of a small second hand bookstore in Chappaqua, New York, two elderly widows are at the center a web of espionage, vengeance and terrorism with plans to bring the Western world to its knees...

All of Doug Zipes books are available to buy online from Amazon as well as at Barnes and Noble and iUniverse.

Medical Books by Doug Zipes

Having graduated from Dartmouth College and Harvard Medical School, both cum laude, Doug Zipes then trained at Duke University Medical Center. He joined Indiana University in 1970, became Professor of Medicine in 1976, Distinguished Professor in 1994 and Director of Cardiology and Krannert Institute 1995 – 2004.

As founding editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, Cardiology in Review, Contemporary Treatments in Cardiology, Heart Rhythm, and PracticeUpdate/Cardiology, Doug has also written multiple medical books. You'll often find his medical knowledge and experience woven into his novels too.

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Dr Zipes' fiction books are not dull. I have enjoyed them all. Bear's Promise was on my mind whether I was reading it or planning to read it later in the day.. The twists and turns of characters and events were very surprising. It was a compelling tale he told , and I shall be waiting for his next book.

- Amazon Review

Bear's Promise

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After reading The Black Widows, the outstanding first book by Doug Zipes, I had to read his second novel. I picked it up one morning thinking I would read a few chapters and get on with my day. To my surprise, I was still reading in the afternoon up to the last word. I agree wholeheartedly with other reviewers who also couldn't put the book down. It's a well-written, fast paced, plot riveting novel with interesting and well-developed characters. Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed.

- Amazon Review

Ripples in Opperman's Pond

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This is an exciting thriller and Zipes' best novel yet. Includes details from WWII and previous Olympic game history that I was not aware of. Interesting and surprising plot with some twists and reversals at the end. Well worth reading...

- Amazon Review

Not Just a Game