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Genome by A.G. Riddle Review

Title: Genome

Author: A.G. Riddle

First published October 12, 2017

544 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.16


In the conclusion to the Extinction Files series, Genome by A.G. Riddle, a hidden code within the human genome could unlock the greatest secret of all time, one that could save humanity from extinction. Dr. Paul Kraus has discovered a code buried in our DNA that will change everything we know about our past and our future.

When he dies mysteriously, his research is lost, but the technology has finally caught up to decode his discovery. Dr. Peyton Shaw and her mother hold a piece of Kraus’s research, but they soon realize that finding the remaining pieces will be more dangerous than they ever imagined.

The race is on to uncover the ultimate secret of human existence, but there are those who will stop at nothing to keep it hidden. In a thrilling race against time, Peyton must make a choice that will impact the lives of those she loves and the fate of humanity.

Genome reads like a superior collaboration between Dan Brown and Michael Crichton, with a twist at the end that you’ll never see coming. Don’t wait to uncover the greatest secret of all time, read Genome today.

About the Author

A.G. Riddle spent a decade starting internet companies before following his passion for writing fiction. His debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, sold over a million copies in the US and is now being translated into 19 languages.

It’s also being developed into a major motion picture by CBS Films. The Origin Mystery, the trilogy that contains The Atlantis Gene, will be available worldwide in bookstores as hardcovers and paperbacks in 2015.

Riddle’s fourth novel, Departure, was recently released. It tells the story of survivors from a flight that took off in 2014 and crash-landed in a changed world.

HarperCollins will publish the hardcover in the fall of 2015, and 20th Century Fox is developing the novel into a feature film.

Riddle grew up in a small town in Boiling Springs, North Carolina, and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. During his sophomore year of college, he started his first company with a childhood friend.

He currently lives in Florida with his wife, who reads his new novels before anyone else.

Despite his busy schedule, Riddle tries to answer emails and messages from his readers every day. You can reach him at [email protected].

To be the first to know about his new novels, free stories, and more, join the email list by visiting AGRiddle.com. You can also like the A.G. Riddle Facebook page or follow him on Twitter.

Editoral Review

Genome by A.G. Riddle is a captivating and thought-provoking novel that takes readers on an intricate journey through the scientific, political, and ethical implications of genetic engineering. A.G. Riddle is an American author, best known for his thrilling science fiction and mystery novels like The Atlantis Gene and The First Bird.

His latest novel, Genome, was first published on October 12, 2017, and has received widespread acclaim for its unique blend of science fiction, political thriller, and philosophical musings. The novel is set in a world where genetic engineering has advanced to the point of being able to manipulate DNA to create “perfect” human beings – free from disease, aging, and all imperfections.

The story follows Dr. Catherine Alexander, a brilliant geneticist who is tasked with overseeing the creation of the world’s first genetically modified human embryo. But when her research is stolen and she is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, Catherine finds herself caught up in a dangerous conspiracy that threatens the very fabric of society.

As Catherine races to uncover the truth behind the conspiracy, she is joined by a cast of well-developed characters including Blake, a government agent with his own agenda, and Kael, a rogue geneticist with a mysterious connection to Catherine. The story is set against a backdrop of political maneuvering, corporate greed, and ethical dilemmas – all of which come to a head in a thrilling and unexpected conclusion.

One of the strengths of Genome is Riddle’s ability to balance complex scientific concepts with compelling character-driven storytelling. The science behind genetic engineering is explained in a way that is approachable and engaging for readers without a scientific background.

At the same time, the characters are well-developed, with backstories and motivations that add depth to the plot. However, some may find the pacing of the novel to be slow at times, with long passages devoted to scientific explanations and character development.

Additionally, while there are plenty of twists and turns throughout the novel, some readers may find the final resolution to be ambiguous or unsatisfying. Overall, Genome is a must-read for fans of science fiction, political thrillers, and philosophical musings about the consequences of technological advancement.

With its engaging characters, thought-provoking themes, and intricate plot, it is sure to leave a lasting impression. The novel is especially relevant in today’s world, where the rapid pace of technological progress has led to debates about the ethical implications of genetic engineering.