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Departure

de A. G. Riddle

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From the author of the #1 bestselling The Atlantis Gene comes a new novel in which the world's past and future rests in the hands of five unwitting strangers in this definitive edition of A. G. Riddle's time-traveling, mind-bending speculative thriller. En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home? Five passengers seem to hold clues about what's really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schr#65533;der, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw, the son of a billionaire philanthropist. As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they're letting on--answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past--to save our world . . . or end it. A wildly inventive and propulsive adventure full of hairpin twists, Departure is a thrilling tale that weaves together power, ambition, fate, memory, and love, from a bold and visionary talent.  … (mais)
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Venture capitalist Nick Stone and writer Harper Lane are passengers on Flight 305 from NYC along with a plane full of other strangers. However. the plane crashes in rural England prior to reaching London. After several days waiting for rescue, the survivors learn that they are approximately 150 years in the future and a world that has been decimated by a pandemic. (I did not realize at the time I picked up this book that this world would be in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic.)

Additionally, Stone and Lane discover that their respective personal actions in the past have caused much of the future problems. Shortly after the time of the crash in the present day, the two as well as other integral passengers will become part of an elite cabal to create an Utopian world with unlimited power, transportation, and knowledge available to all. However, as is often the case, their plans go awry. Scientists in the future have removed the plane from the timeline into the future in an attempt to change the past and therefore, the future. However, not everyone is on board regarding what to do with the Flight 305 survivors. One faction believes that the passengers should remain in the future but what would be the consequence on the subsequent time line. Another faction believes that the passengers should be returned to the past realizing the impact of their past actions. However, will they do something else that have a negative future impact. The arguments have become so heated that they it has become a war.

I did enjoy the story, but its themes with modification has been replayed in television shows such as Lost and Manifest as well as a number of science-fiction novels and stories. ( )
  John_Warner | Jun 4, 2020 |
I think I'm done with A.G. Riddle...

This is the second book of his that I've read (The Atlantis Gene was the first). I was really looking forward to this book. The synopsis grabbed me but the story itself quickly lost me. The premise of a plane crashing down onto a world very different from the one it took off from got my attention. However, too many other interfering factors detracted from an otherwise good premise.

The main character, NIck Stone, was a just too-good-to-be-true, take charge hero. He was way too much of a cliche. The leading female character, Harper, was depicted as being wishy-washy and incapable of making a decision who immediately swoons over Nick.The lesser characters were more of the same. It was exacerbated by the male narrator of the audiobook, who seemed to going for a sauve, "main in control of his surroundings", but really only achieved more of a William Shatner/Captain Kirk effect. The female narrator, by contrast, was excellent.

None of the story's developments interested me any. One side of the major conflict, once it was revealed, was just silly. It was the final straw. ( )
  BlackAsh13 | Apr 1, 2019 |
What a disappointment. I absolutely loved "the Girl with all the Gifts," but the best thing I can say about this book is that I managed to finish it at all. The characters were one-dimensional, the plot was trite and predictable, and I spent most of my time rolling my eyes at the stupidity of the characters and at the formulaic writing. ( )
  jenfried2001 | Mar 19, 2018 |
Exciting beginning, was fully expecting a disaster/rescue story but it turned out it wasn't my usual type of book - I wasn't expecting time travel, say the word 'quantum anything' and my eyes glaze and cross over. The plot started to lose me as that became apparent but I pushed through. For me it fizzled out after that but as a plot goes, it concluded well enough. ( )
  teedee_m | Aug 25, 2017 |
Imagine a disease so virulent that it eradicates human life from Earth. Imagine it to be an unanticipated result of medical research carried out by a consortium of super-geniuses. Now, imagine that you are one of those super-geniuses, and you, along with other closely associated super-geniuses, have been brought to a specific location in space-time and given the chance to change history. Further, imagine that changing history to save human life on Earth is not the only agenda; you and each of your super-genius associates have personal, less-altruistic, agendas as well. Finally, imagine that you are only aware of the events occurring in the present; the space-time you currently occupy.

When Nick, a victim of the crash of flight of Flight 305 in an unknown location in England, assumes de facto a group of survivors, Harper, a journalist, is among them. When Harper becomes trapped in the wreckage, Nick becomes aware of a bond, perhaps even a sense of déjà vu between them. His awareness of that bond comes crashing into his consciousness in a confrontation with Sabrina, the closest thing they have to a medical doctor over administrated antibiotics to an injured Harper.

Soon, Nick becomes aware that Sabrina and Yul, a mysterious Asian man whose laptop is always nearby know each other and share a secret; one he suspects will affect them all…while Grayson, acting the ass, subtly threatens Nick and Harper alike. Soon they will all discover there is much more to their plane crash than meets the eye and that as the other survivors of the crash die around them each of them will have a unique role to play in the drama that is unfolding.

Departure contains a well-developed cast of characters all of which are important to the story and all of which are confused between destiny, responsibility, emotions and individual sense of right and wrong. Departure is a war of values between characters.

Well written and edited, Departure is an imaginative sci-fi action adventure that will satisfy any sci-fi or action thriller fan; adrenaline with a message. ( )
  CPolk625 | Aug 5, 2017 |
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From the author of the #1 bestselling The Atlantis Gene comes a new novel in which the world's past and future rests in the hands of five unwitting strangers in this definitive edition of A. G. Riddle's time-traveling, mind-bending speculative thriller. En route to London from New York, Flight 305 suddenly loses power and crash-lands in the English countryside, plunging a group of strangers into a mysterious adventure that will have repercussions for all of humankind. Struggling to stay alive, the survivors soon realize that the world they've crashed in is very different from the one they left. But where are they? Why are they here? And how will they get back home? Five passengers seem to hold clues about what's really going on: writer Harper Lane, venture capitalist Nick Stone, German genetic researcher Sabrina Schr#65533;der, computer scientist Yul Tan, and Grayson Shaw, the son of a billionaire philanthropist. As more facts about the crash emerge, it becomes clear that some in this group know more than they're letting on--answers that will lead Harper and Nick to uncover a far-reaching conspiracy involving their own lives. As they begin to piece together the truth, they discover they have the power to change the future and the past--to save our world . . . or end it. A wildly inventive and propulsive adventure full of hairpin twists, Departure is a thrilling tale that weaves together power, ambition, fate, memory, and love, from a bold and visionary talent.  

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