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The Atlantis Plague

de A. G. Riddle

Séries: The Origin Mystery (2)

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"A pandemic 70,000 years in the making...will change humanity...forever"--Page [4] of cover.
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The Atlantis Plague by A. G. Riddle is the second book in The Origin Mystery trilogy, a science-fiction story following a genealogist out to save the human race from the brink of extinction. Mr. Riddle has wrote several novels after working as an IT entrepreneur.

Dr. Kate Warner wakes up in Spain and to her horror she realizes that a plague has wiped out billions of people around the world in a few short days. There are two groups that offer a solution, the Orchid group which has found a way to delay death, and Immari International that wants the disease to run its course, only leaving genetically superior people.
The two groups devolve into a global war.

Kate holds to key to finding a cure to the disease, but she is not the only one that knows she is the key, and is now a wanted woman. Throughout her hiding and research, Kate discovers that the history of human evolution is something unimaginable previously.

I enjoyed The Atlantis Gene, and was looking forward to reading the second installment in the series. The Atlantis Plague by A. G. Riddle (The Origin Mystery #2) continues from where the previous book has left off, with the same characters, in situations which constantly test them.

I highly recommend to read the first book in the series, I’m afraid that The Atlantis Plague will not make much sense without it. The book does deliver good science-fiction fun, a fast narrative, and a few bites of real science just to make the fiction part look believable.

Mr. Riddle wrote a smart book, but it’s difficult to keep track of all the science behind the science, and the fiction behind the science. The worst part, I thought, was that all the great science-fiction he weaved wasn’t really used in the context of the story which has more to do with hidden memories.

Nevertheless, this is an imaginative and interesting novel. The plot line is outlandish, the villains are two dimensional, but I knew that going in and had a fun time reading and trying to keep up with the jargon.

This was a usual “middle book”, neither a beginning nor an end. I have no idea if the author set up to write a trilogy, or decided to so based on the success of the first book, but since the whole conspiracy was revealed in the previous novel, it seemed that the narrative was struggling a bit to come up with a coherent plot, which became very detailed, a classic example of telling and not showing.

The strength of The Atlantis Gene was that the author wrote a great story which was supported by science, then threw in aliens. In this book, the scientific explanations appear more frequently, and are more lectured based than storyline related. While interesting on some level, I thought they slowed the story down.

An enjoyable book for sure, could be a bit shorter especially on the science parts, but they can be easily skipped once you get the gist of it. Several might be important to the section they’re in, but not really important to the story as a whole. ( )
  ZoharLaor | Jul 23, 2020 |
Alright, this book was a bit better than the first in the series.

We get a better look at the main players in the whole thing, and why everything is happening. I love the tie in with Atlantis, and how that whole branch of the story is playing out. The main protagonists are still boring and making stupid mistakes.

The author was doing a good job on building the antagonist into someone people could actually care about. Too bad that was short lived; I would have liked to actually have a book where I was conflicted on if I wanted the bad guy to die or not.

I will say the authors writing skills definitely improved between the two books. ( )
  tebyen | May 27, 2020 |
My review for this book is done as part of a single review for the entire trilogy found under The Atlantis Gene. ( )
  ERose207 | Aug 4, 2016 |
Second book in series, follows The Atlantis Gene.
When I finished reading The Atlantis Gene, I thought: Wow, I want to know what's next! I checked A. G. Riddle personal site for updates at least couple of times a month, until I saw that the second book was available on Amazon!
Overall, the ending of the Gene (I'll call The Atlantis Gene so) was in my opinion, a bit hurried, like the author didn't have enough time to finish the book. So that several important events were described on the last couple of pages (I'll try to avoid spoilers for the readers who haven't yet got their hands on the books). The second book starts off even more rapidlyю The reader knows that the world is going to end because of the plague, and Kate is working on a cure (unsuccessfully). David experiences some very disappointing events (no spoilers!).
And as a matter of fact, we become aware that the chain of events that caused the plague leads to the alien race, who interfered with our genes.
I must say, I'm not a big fan of aliens in books. More so, the first book made the described events very realistic, so that I could even imagine something like that happening. But the aliens? Come on. It just puts me off, since I find that hard to believe.

The scientific explanations make the matter even worse. First, they appear more frequently than in the first book, and are quiet lengthy, and seriously, if I wanted a lecture on the cure for HIV, I could just visit Wikipedia. Second, science in the book supports the plot, gives a basis to the events and justifies actions of the characters. But when the science becomes entangled with the aliens, whom you cannot doubt since they ARE the main characters, this what I find irritating.
Overall, if you ask me, I would read the third part. And this is going to be a third part. Do I think that the second book was bad? Not, of course it wasn't.

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