Verdict: 5 Stars
It seems that recent and current global events have made readers absolute suckers for end of the world doomsday predictions, and with good reason. The what-ifs involved in medical science, experimentation, and technology come together to form an entire world of possibilities, and many authors are crafting interesting takes on the concepts.
In book two of the Origin Mystery series, author AG Riddle spins the possibility of not only a worldwide epidemic that kills billions, but a battle between big name pharmaceutical and an organization that is convinced that this pandemic is the natural course of evolution for the human race. Not only will the disease reduce the global numbers, but the ones whose DNA is changed by the disease will become a stronger breed of human. Therefore, their only logical course of action is to let nature have its way with the planet.
At times taking stabs at the ineffectiveness and greed of the pharmaceutical industry and making light of very real think tanks who believe in the superiority of some individuals over others, the book is a fast-paced thrill ride of pandemic proportions.
The Atlantis Plague is available now, as is book one in the series, The Atlantis Gene.