The Atlantis Gene
by A. G. Riddle
David Vale used to be Andrew Reed and is a highly trained operative with a bug up his ass about the perpetrators of 9-11. Kate Warner is a doctor who is trying to treat autistic children with gene therapies to abate or correct their autism. I have a huge problem with that part of the story.
The Imari are the off shoot of an even older tribe of humans called the Imaru. They seek to spike mankind’s next great evolutionary leap forward by either killing off most of the population with a plague or finding the…Atlantis Gene.
Not going to throw anymore spoilers out there for those of you who still want to read or listen to this work. I listened to this and that is why I did not end before fifty percent. Let me just say that this was a really complex story with lots of points of view.
My problem here is that I do not like to give negative reviews but anything I get past fifty percent on is getting a review. I listened to the entire book.
The plot and back stories are overly complex and rushed in delivery, not the narrator’s fault. There is like a hundred and forty some chapters because the author bounced around from POV to POV. Any plot that ties in the World Trade Center terrorist events of 9-11 to an organization seeking to make Nazi super soldiers…I’m going to state that it is still too soon to be writing this kind of alternate view. Lastly this business about autistic persons having to be treated as if they are diseased or need to be cured is absurd and I guarantee would piss off a lot of people in the autistic community.
Going to give this thing three stars overall and that is for the Narrator. By the way, the ending is a trite clean up and very unsatisfying.