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The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) Paperback – 5 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Modern Mythology (5 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1940026016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1940026015
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (354 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,365 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.

His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, is the first book in The Origin Mystery, the trilogy that has sold a million copies in the US, is being translated into 18 languages, and is in development at CBS Films to be a major motion picture. The trilogy will be in bookstores (in hardcover and paperback) around the world in 2015.

His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in 2014 and crash-lands in a changed world. The hardcover will be published by HarperCollins in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel for a feature film.

Riddle grew up in a small town in the US (Boiling Springs, North Carolina) and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year of college, he started his first company with a childhood friend. He currently lives in Florida with his wife, who endures his various idiosyncrasies in return for being the first to read his new novels.

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'I was hooked from the opening chapter. The scope of The Atlantis Gene is both enormous and ambitious. It is also confident and assured' For WinterNights.

'A compelling novel. A thriller certainly, but one that combines so many factual historical references that the reader is left wondering where facts end and fiction begins. With an unerring sense of drama, the tension ramps up in the final part' Best Selling Crime Thrillers. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

A.G. Riddle spent ten years starting and running internet companies before retiring to focus on his true passion: writing fiction. He lives in Florida. Visit www.agriddle.com

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


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Clocktower is a secret global agency, dedicated to combat international crime, but its headquarters across the world are compromised, many of its agents assassinated. David Vale, based in Jakarta, is one of the few chiefs to survive. On the run for his life, he is in possession of coded clues which hint at the involvement of a ruthless organisation, Immari. Immari have their fingers in many pies, funding a host of scientists and businesses for reasons best known to themselves. Among them is geneticist Kate Warner's research into Jakarta's autistic children. When they kidnap two of the children, Kate has no choice but to go after them. It's not long before Kate and David join what limited resources they have, following the clues that soon become a trail of dead bodies. Meanwhile, scientists in the Antarctica discover a mysterious vessel buried into the ground surface, hundreds of feet below the ice. Attached to it is a submarine that hints at another dark hunt, one that took place decades ago, funded by the Reich.

What follows is a pageturner of the most frenetic and exhilarating kind as Kate and David become both hunters and prey. We quickly follow them across continents, their chase picking up clues from past and present, including archaeological remains, an old diary, chambers within the deepest mines. Everything suggests that Immari is about to set in motion a near extinction event. Mankind is about to be all but destroyed and the countdown is on and it can be measured in just a few days. Throughout, help and danger meet and confront Kate and David from the least expected sources, supporting their growing fear and belief that they have uncovered a global conspiracy that may be as old as humanity itself.
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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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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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Thought I'd have a look at this, borrowed through Prime library, I love sci fi and thrillers, so other reviews seemed promising. The premise is brilliant, and just has to be made into a film. As a first book it is amazing. Usually when I'm this involved with a book and something emotional happens (no spoilers, so won't mention what) I would find myself crying, but I didn't - so hopefully with experience the author will find what it is that gets you emotionally involved too, not that I want to cry in particularly, but usually I would have done. The characters are really believable and interesting, the plot is a real page turner, have already read chapter 1 of second book, which I decided to purchase. I've been telling my husband about it, which I wouldn't normally, and as a result I have to read up on the science behind the book, as we got into a debate about evolution - can't really ask for more from a book can you - oh yes, a few tears maybe, but only a few, can't stand books that have me howling!! Sorry, perfection isn't expected, but the author has asked for feedback after all.......
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When a Nazi U-boat is discovered sticking out of a larger metallic object off the coast of Antarctica, a course of action is put into motion that has the human race teetering on the edge of annihilation. Meanwhile, in Jakarta, Indonesia, geneticist Dr Kate Warner realises she may have made a breakthrough in her research into autism in children, but her facility is suddenly broken into and she and two children are kidnapped.

Behind this kidnapping, and indeed behind Kate’s funding, is a highly secret and powerful organisation known as the Immari, whose one aim over a long period of time has been to save mankind. This, however, can only be done by the sacrifice of the many.

Clocktower is a global security organisation which is trying desperately to negate the Immari’s intentions. David Vale, one of Clocktower’s chief agents, narrowly avoids being wiped out in an internationally-organised culling by the Immari. He is then in a desperate race to crack secret codes and rescue the world from the madness of the megalomaniacs at the helm of the Immari. Together with Kate, he takes on the might of the Immari to save the world.

A G Riddle has written a compelling novel. A thriller certainly, but one that combines so many factual historical references that the reader is left wondering where fact ends and fiction begins. With an unerring sense of drama, the author has moulded a cracking plot with outstanding characters in David and Kate. Supporting characters are also first rate and the whole book has a dynamic and magnetic grip on the reader.

The book suffers slightly in the first part with the time and location changes, but eventually the reader is able to follow these almost intuitively.
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