A PANDEMIC 70,000 YEARS IN THE MAKING...
WILL CHANGE HUMANITY...
In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead - and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve.
As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never actually cures the disease.
Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors - a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny.
With control of the world population
hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into
open warfare. Now humanity's last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone
holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis
Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human
history - events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate's
journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern
Africa, but it's her research into the past that takes her where she
never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human
evolution is not what it seems - and setting it right may require a
sacrifice she never imagined.
"The human race must remain as one. All other roads lead to ruin." - The Orchid Alliance
"Evolution is inevitable. Only fools fight fate." - Immari International
ATLANTIS PLAGUE is a story of human survival and perseverance in the
face of extinction. This global adventure takes readers back into the
world of The Origin Mystery, which began with A.G. Riddle's debut sci-fi
thriller, THE ATLANTIS GENE. THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE delivers the same kind
of little-known science and history readers applauded in THE ATLANTIS
GENE and deepens the core mystery many can't stop talking about.
Note: The Atlantis Plague is the second book in A.G. Riddle's Origin Mystery Series. Readers are strongly advised to read The Atlantis Gene (Book 1) before "infecting themselves" with the plague. In this series, it seems, it's survival of those who read the first book. :)
A. G. Riddle spent ten years starting internet companies before retiring to pursue his true passion: writing fiction.
He released his first novel, The Atlantis Gene, in March of 2013. It became the first book in The Origin Mystery, a trilogy that has sold over two million copies in the US, has been translated into 23 languages, and is in development to be a major motion picture. The trilogy appeared in bookstores around the world in 2015.
His recently released fourth novel, Departure, follows the survivors of a flight that takes off in the present and crash-lands in a changed world. HarperCollins published Departure in hardcover in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel for a feature ... (more)