A code hidden in the human genome will reveal the ultimate secret of human existence. And could hold humanity's only hope of survival.
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Genome is the second and final book in A.G. Riddle's bestselling series, The Extinction Files.
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In 2003, the first human genome was sequenced. But the secrets it held were never revealed.
The truth was discovered thirty years ago, almost by accident. Dr. Paul Kraus had spent his entire career searching for what he called humanity's lost tribes--human ancestors who had gone extinct. When Kraus compared the DNA samples of the lost tribes with our own, he found a pattern of changes: a code. At the time, the technology didn't exist to unravel what it meant. To protect the secret, Kraus hid his work and disappeared. Now the technology exists to finally understand the mysterious code buried in the human genome, but finding the pieces of Kraus's research is more dangerous than anyone imagined.
Dr. Peyton Shaw and her mother have obtained part of Kraus's research--and a cryptic message that could lead to the remaining pieces. They believe his work is the key to stopping a global conspiracy--and an event that will change humanity forever.
The ultimate secret, buried in the human genome, will change our very understanding of what it means to be human. For Peyton, finding it may come at an incredible price. She must weigh the lives of strangers against those she loves: Desmond Hughes and her mother. With time running out, Peyton makes a fateful choice--one that can never be undone.
Published by Canyon Road, GENOME is the second and final novel in The Extinction Files series.
About A.G. Riddle
A.G. Riddle's debut novel, The Atlantis Gene, became a global phenomenon. It is the first novel in a trilogy that has sold over two million copies, has been translated into 23 languages, and is in development to become a major motion picture.
His fourth novel, Departure, follows a group of survivors of a plane crash who find themselves in a changed world. After A.G. Riddle self-published the novel, HarperVoyager (an imprint of HarperCollins) acquired it and published it in hardcover and paperback.
Gerry grew up in a small town in North Carolina, graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill, and currently resides with his wife and daughter in Raleigh, North Carolina. Learn more at agriddle.com.
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