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The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1)

The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

A.G. Riddle
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Read the novel that started it all: The Atlantis Gene is the first book in A.G. Riddle's bestselling Origin Mystery trilogy (currently in development to be a major motion picture).



70,000 years ago, the human race almost went extinct.
We survived, but no one knows how.
Until now.
The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin, and humanity might not survive this time.

The Immari are good at keeping secrets. For 2,000 years, they've hidden the truth about human evolution. They've also searched for an ancient enemy--a threat that could wipe out the human race. Now the search is over.

Off the coast of Antarctica, a research vessel discovers a mysterious structure buried deep in an iceberg. It has been there for thousands of years, and something is guarding it. As the Immari rush to execute their plan, a brilliant geneticist makes a discovery that could change everything.

Dr. Kate Warner moved to Jakarta, Indonesia to escape her past. She hasn't recovered from what happened to her, but she has made an incredible breakthrough: a cure for autism. Or so she thinks. What she has found is far more dangerous--for her and the entire human race. Her work could be the key to the next stage of human evolution. In the hands of the Immari, it would mean the end of humanity as we know it.

Agent David Vale has spent ten years trying to stop the Immari. Now he's out of time. His informant is dead. His organization has been infiltrated. His enemy is hunting him. But when David receives a coded message related to the Immari attack, he risks everything to save the one person that can help him solve it: Dr. Kate Warner.

Together, Kate and David must race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the Atlantis Gene... and human origins. Their journey takes them to the far corners of the globe and into the secrets of their pasts. The Immari are close on their heels and will stop at nothing to obtain Kate's research and force the next stage of human evolution--even if it means killing 99.9% of the world's population. David and Kate can stop them... if they can trust each other. And stay alive.


THE ATLANTIS GENE is a thought-provoking technothriller about global genetic experiments, ancient conspiracies, and the mysteries of human evolution. Its complex characters and historical and scientific details will stay with you long after you finish. This fast-paced adventure is the first book in A.G. Riddle's Origin Mystery Series (now in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture).

NOTE: All three books in the trilogy are now available.

Book 1: The Atlantis Gene --
Book 2: The Atlantis Plague --
Book 3: The Atlantis World --

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A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting and running internet companies before retiring to focus on his true passion: writing fiction. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill, where he founded his first company with one of his childhood friends. He currently lives in Parkland, Florida and would love to hear from you...

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Atlantis Gene 24 July 2013
By M.A.C.
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I found this book quite difficult to read. The constant switching between chapters rather fragmented the story but I persevered!
Eventually, after several chapters, the story started to unfold and some semblance of the story emerged. It is a novel concept and takes the reader on a journey to various parts of the world,most of which are real. I liked the idea of time distortion but the story got confusing towards the end and I lost the plot completely with regard to the main characters and their role.
Please don't be put off by my review, I enjoy a good science fiction cum thriller but for me,this one fell down on its continuity, hence the three stars.
M.Clements. England.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner 9 Jun 2013
By Sue C
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Couldn't put this down once I'd started. The story has huge scope and imagination and I can't wait for the next installment. I found it listed under sci-fi, but it's also a fast-paced thriller, with a bit of romance thrown in for good measure. Great plot and characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good first novel 30 Mar 2014
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I admit to having this book for a few months before really getting into it. I read the first few chapters which didn't excite me and started reading other stuff. I started reading it again and then just had to finish it. If you like action, good goodies, caricature baddies, time portals and have a an ability to suspend credulity, then give it a try!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review: The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle 2 May 2014
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In the post Dan Brown DaVinci Code world, there’s a big market for conspiracy theory thrillers. I’ve read many of them – perfect holiday fodder. Fast paced, exciting, they’re ideal when you just want to be swept along for a grand adventure without having to think too hard about it. The Atlantis Gene satisfies all the needs of this corner of the market, while boasting some neat sci-fi concepts.

The plot is suitably convoluted and with enough ‘dun dun dun’ moments that I would have been turning pages rapidly, had I not been listening to the audiobook version. The trick with stories like this is to blend enough plausibility amongst the fantastical so that the reader isn’t thrown into the ‘This is stupid’ realm of suspension of disbelief. Riddle managed to keep me walking the tightrope of ‘is this for real, or is he just making it up?’ long enough that when Nazis in a submarine buried under the ice for several decades came up, I was totally prepared to roll with it.

Kate and David were likeable characters, too – a good dose of chemistry between them, and enough vulnerability to keep them human. Even Field Agent David wasn’t a superhuman machine repelling bullets, which I liked a lot – too many heroes in these sorts of stories magically dodge so many disasters it gets a bit laughable

I’ll admit, there were some sections that I probably would have been itching to skip over, had I not been listening to the audiobook version. There’s a section in the middle where Kate spends several chapters reading someone else’s journal.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Thriller 21 Jun 2013
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Great first book really good read with strong characters and good story line looking forward to AG s follow up
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreary 16 April 2014
By Bigtee
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Slow and dull, definately not my cup of tea. Would not recommend but it is up to the individual as always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars To a point 30 April 2014
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This started off in a pacy, fast manner but then quickly became confusing flitting about all over the place for no reason other than to confuse the reader. The characters and story were thin - Dr Warner would be in therapy for years after what she has endured! & her accomplice has had more cliched escapes than James Bond could ever imagine. After a while i gave up wondering what the Immari corp was up to and I know there's a sequal so the heroes escape. I could not enagage with the story or develop and interest in the characters they are so shallow, and quickly lost interest & then hit the delete button.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yep! 8 April 2014
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Brilliant. Unputdownable, a real romp of a read (can see a film possibly in the making)- can't wait to read next instalment.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars it was a good read if not a wee bit
there were quite a few twists in this story, and you really need to read the sequel for it to make any sense. However, it was a good read if not a wee bit confusing
Published 4 days ago by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars Just fantastic
A brilliant read from start to finish. Very fast paced, but also very in depth. As it has been confirmed that cbs films have bought the rights to film, AG Riddle has proven that it... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Tony ingram
5.0 out of 5 stars plausible.......
What a fantastic book, the pace is of the book is just right, with enough thrills, twists and turns, that pulls the reader in further. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Dom
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent first book
Really enjoyed the read. Story was a bit jumpy but kept your attention and was a fun book. Will read the rest
Published 11 days ago by danny_5
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book with big ideas
This book reads very well, keeping the action going but also evolving the plot as it goes along. It's a bit of a cliche but I could not put my kindle down. Read more
Published 12 days ago by A. Tosh
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant first book.
Great concept for a storyline. I didn't dislike anything about the book as the pace was fast, writing style good & although some parts seemed confusing at times, carry on as all is... Read more
Published 16 days ago by julia
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read
cracking thriller, a mix of sci fi , mystery and suspense , Im looking forward to the next one .
Published 16 days ago by Hamish
3.0 out of 5 stars Great storyline just a little too confusing and contrived...
I so wanted to like this book, and to an extent I did.

I finished it whilst on holiday but it was one of those books where I just couldn't wait to get it finished to get... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Steven Aitchison
4.0 out of 5 stars spot on
spot on
Published 23 days ago by gwilmo
3.0 out of 5 stars Great concept, but let down by poorly structured writing
I actually wanted to like this story a lot. It has all the elements of a great yarn and the basic concept is quite original. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gewitty
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