The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle


The Atlantis Gene

“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. 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. 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. “

Anne’s Review

*** 2.5 stars ***

When you read the short description, it sounds awesome right? That’s the very reason I picked up this book. I wanted something different from the other books I have been indulging myself in lately. I thought this would be a totally different book and that I would surely love it. I must say the story got me hooked intrigued within the first 200 pages. It was quick paced, full of action and reminded me a lot of, “Bourne Legacy.” You have this young genetics researcher, Dr. Kate Warner, who found the cure for autism, then the next thing you know, the kids she had tried the cure on were kidnapped by the very same company she worked for. Then, a black op agent, Dave Vale, who has been trying to bring down one of the biggest companies called Immari found himself being betrayed by the people he has been working for. Dr. Kate and Dave found themselves tangled up in the same situation and the only way out was to help each other. She wanted to find the kids and He wanted to figure out what Immari was up to. They both take you on an action packed adventure in Indonesia, Antarctica and Gibraltar to find the truth about Immari and their secrets. Then after that, it got boring. The author continues to try and lure you in with too many facts and characters that really made it confusing. I was not sure if it was the way he delivered the story, but I definitely lost interest. About 3/4 through, It went from bad to worst. The entire evolution/apocalyptic story reminded me a lot of, “Planet of the Apes. ” The ending and the, “twist,” If you can even call it that, was poorly laid out. It could have been better; I was hoping for it at least. It did not happen and I was unsure of giving it between 2.0 to 2.5 stars. I decided on 2.5 since I actually finished it. I have always loved the idea of the Lost city of Atlantis and was really hoping for this book to deliver. The book felt like a movie that was in fast forward. The author did not give enough visuals and was unable to capture it in his writing. At times the book felt too fast and rushed. Maybe if they make this into a movie with a better screenplay, I may actually like it.


Jakarta Indonesia


Dr. Kate Warner

A research doctor working on the cure for Autism for the Immari Company. She is blonde in the book, but like I said, the beginning reminded a lot of, “Bourne Legacy,” therefore I chose Rachel Weisz, an English film and theatre actress and former fashion model. She played a researcher in, “Bourne Legacy,” with Jeremy Renner.

james-bond-daniel-craig12 QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Dave Vale

A black-op that is trying to bring down the Immari group. This is the actor Daniel Craig best known for his role as James Bond. Rachel Weisz and Daniel are actually married in real life. No one can play a bad ass agent other than James Bond himself.



Off the coast of Antarctica where the Immari group was digging for something they believe can end the human race.




what they found… well, parts of it..

I honestly would not really recommend this book but some people liked it and like I said before I would always recommend books. This for me was a waste of time. I think that book was pretty long and confusing. I did not like the writing style of the author. It was just all over the place for me. I enjoyed maybe 40% of the book then I lost interest after that. I wanted to review since I actually finished it and dedicated days reading this when I could have been reading something else. I guess I am still giving the author some credit for actually grabbing my attention in the beginning.


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