In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead–and those the Atlantis Plague doesn’t kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge. Industrialized nations offer a miracle drug, Orchid, which they mass produce and distribute to refugee camps around the world. But Orchid is merely a way to buy time. It treats the symptoms of the plague but never cures the disease. Immari International offers a different approach: do nothing. Let the plague run its course. The Immari envision a world populated by the genetically superior survivors–a new human race, ready to fulfill its destiny. With control of the world population hanging in the balance, the Orchid Alliance and the Immari descend into open warfare. Now humanity’s last hope is to find a cure, and Kate alone holds the key to unraveling the mystery surrounding the Atlantis Plague. The answer may lie in understanding pivotal events in human history–events when the human genome mysteriously changed. Kate’s journey takes her across the barren wastelands of Europe and northern Africa, but it’s her research into the past that takes her where she never expected to go. She soon discovers that the history of human evolution is not what it seems–and setting it right may require a sacrifice she never imagined.
Ugh, I did not like this book. I ended up skipping a lot because it just got so boring. There was too much “science” and even lots of history thrown in. I like science and history, but there was just way too much for this to be fun.
The bad guy is still pretty over the top evil. Last time he would occasionally out of the blue have sex and there was more of that in this one. It doesn’t really make sense, to me, it’s just out of nowhere. I don’t know what it’s supposed to make me think of the character cause it’s kind of just random.
Two protagonists are fairly boring. Really dislike the female lead because she’s just sort of there when action happens. I don’t need her to kick butt, but she feels like a door mat. On the other side is the male lead who is all kick butt, bossy, alpha male. He’s also, apparently a history buff.
You found out more about the Atlanteans but it was sprinkled throughout and came about in a roundabout weird way.
Honestly, I just really did not like this book and won’t be reading the next. I don’t even care that I missing out on the rest of the story.