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The Atlantis Gene (The Origin Mystery, #1)

THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF ALL TIME br THE HISTORY OF HUMAN ORIGINS br WILL BE REVEALED br br br br years ago the human race almost went extinct br We survived but no one knows how br Until now br The countdown to the next stage of human evolution is about to begin and humanity may not survive this time br br br br The Immari are good at keeping secrets For years they have hidden the truth about human evolution And they ve searched for an ancient enemy a threat that could wipe out the human race Now the search is over br br Off the coast of Antarctica a research vessel has discovered a mysterious structure buried deep in an iceberg It s been there for thousands of years and it isn t man made The Immari think they know what it is but they aren t taking any chances The time has come to execute their master plan humanity must evolve or perish In a lab in Indonesia a brilliant geneticist may have just discovered the key to their plan br br Four years ago Dr Kate Warner left California for Jakarta Indonesia to escape her past She hasn t recovered from what happened to her but she has made an incredible discovery a cure for autism Or so she thinks What she s found is actually far more dangerous Her research could rewrite human history and unleash the next stage of human evolution In the hands of the Immari it would mean the end of humanity as we know it br br One man has seen pieces of the Immari conspiracy Agent David Vale But he s out of time to stop it His informant is dead His organization has been infiltrated His enemy is hunting him But when he receives a cryptic code from an anonymous source he risks everything to save the only person that can solve it Dr Kate Warner br br Now Kate and David must race to unravel a global conspiracy and learn the truth about the Atlantis Gene and human origins Their journey takes them to the far corners of the globe and into the secrets of their pasts The Immari are close on their heels and will stop at nothing to find the Atlantis Gene and force the next stage of human evolution even if it means killing of the world s population David and Kate can stop them if they can trust each other And stay alive br br About br THE ATLANTIS GENE is a thought provoking techno thriller about global genetic experiments ancient conspiracies and the mysteries of human evolution Its complex characters and historical and scientific details will stay with you long after you finish This sci fi adventure is the first book in A G Riddle s Origin Mystery Series

The Riddle-Master of Hed (Riddle-Master, #1)

Long ago the wizards had vanished from the world and all knowledge was left hidden in riddles Morgon prince of the simple farmers of Hed proved himself a master of such riddles when he staked his life to win a crown from the dead Lord of Aum But now ancient evil forces were threatening him Shape changers began replacing friends until no man could be trusted So Morgon was forced to flee to hostile kingdoms seeking the High One who ruled from mysterious Erlenstar Mountain Beside him went Deth the High One s Harper Ahead lay strange encounters and terrifying adventures And with him always was the greatest of unsolved riddles the nature of the three stars on his forehead that seemed to drive him toward his ultimate destiny

Riddle-Master (Riddle-Master, #1-3)

For over twenty years b Patricia A McKillip b has captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers And although her renowned b Riddle Master b trilogy b The Riddle Master of Hed Heir of Sea and Fire b and b Harpist in the Wind b has been long out of print it is considered her most enduring and beloved work Now it is collected in one volume for the first time the epic journeys of a young prince in a strange land where wizards have long since vanished but where magic is waiting to be reborn

The Riddle (The Books of Pellinor, #2)

Maerad is a girl with a tragic and bitter past but her powers grow stronger by the day Now she and her mentor Cadvan hunted by both the Light and the Dark must unravel the Riddle of the Treesong before their fractured kingdom erupts in chaos The quest leads Maerad over terrifying seas and vast stretches of glacial wilderness ever closer to the seductive Winterking ally of her most powerful enemy the Nameless One Trapped in the Winterking s icy realm Maerad must confront what she has suspected all along that she is the greatest riddle of all

The Atlantis Plague (The Origin Mystery, #2)

i Alternate cover edition for a href https www goodreads com book show the atlantis plague rel nofollow B GR JZHQ a i br br A PANDEMIC YEARS IN THE MAKING br WILL CHANGE HUMANITY br FOREVER br br br 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 br br 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 actually cures the disease br br 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 br br 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 br br br The human race must remain as one All other roads lead to ruin br The Orchid Alliance br br Evolution is inevitable Only fools fight fate br Immari International br br br ABOUT br THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE is a story of human survival and perseverance in the face of extinction This global adventure takes readers back into the world of The Origin Mystery which began with A G Riddle s debut sci fi thriller THE ATLANTIS GENE THE ATLANTIS PLAGUE delivers the same kind of little known science and history readers applauded in THE ATLANTIS GENE and deepens the core mystery many can t stop talking about br br NOTE br The Atlantis Plague is the second book in A G Riddle s Origin Mystery Series Readers are strongly advised to read The Atlantis Gene Book before infecting themselves with the plague In this series it seems it s survival of those who read the first book

The Riddle of the Sands

While on a sailing trip in the Baltic Sea two young adventurers turned spies uncover a secret German plot to invade England Written by Childers who served in the Royal Navy during World War I as a wake up call to the British government to attend to its North Sea defenses i The Riddle of the Sands i accomplished that task and has been considered a classic of espionage literature ever since praised as much for its nautical action as for its suspenseful spycraft

The Atlantis World (The Origin Mystery, #3)

b With humanity s back against the wall br A signal from space could be the key to saving the human race b br br b As the clock ticks down a team of scientists will risk it all to unravel the secrets of the Atlantis World b br br br Northern Morocco Dr Kate Warner cured a global pandemic and she thought she could cure herself She was wrong And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy Humanity faces a new threat an enemy beyond imagination With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming a new hope arrives a signal from a potential ally br br Arecibo Observatory Mary Caldwell has spent her life waiting watching the stars looking for signs of intelligent life beyond our world When that day comes Mary finds herself in the middle of a struggle older than the human race with far greater stakes She must decide who to trust because there s nowhere to hide br br Antarctica In the wake of the Atlantis Plague Dorian Sloane finds himself a puppet to Ares mysterious agenda As Dorian prepares to take control of the situation Ares unleashes a cataclysm that changes everything As the catastrophe circles the globe Ares reveals the true nature of the threat to humanity and Dorian agrees to one last mission find and kill David Vale and Kate Warner There will be no prisoners this time The orders are seek and destroy and Dorian has been promised that his own answers and salvation lie on the other side br br With Dorian in pursuit Kate David and their team race through the ruins of the Atlantean ship left on Earth across Atlantean science stations throughout the galaxy and into the past of a mysterious culture whose secrets could save humanity in its darkest hour With their own lives on the line and time slipping away Kate David and Dorian are put to the ultimate test br br b ABOUT b br The Atlantis World is the third and final book in A G Riddle s Origin Mystery trilogy This adventure across space and time explores the history of the Atlantean homeworld and culture a topic readers have asked about since the first novel in the series The Atlantis Gene


b Flight took off in b br b But it crashed in a world very different from our own b br br With time running out five strangers must unravel why they were taken br And how to get home br br br b FROM THE BACK COVER b br br Harper Lane has problems In a few hours she ll have to make a decision that will change her life forever But when her flight from New York to London crash lands in the English countryside she discovers that she s made of tougher stuff than she ever imagined br br As Harper and the survivors of Flight struggle to stay alive in the aftermath of the crash they soon realize that this world is very different from the one they left Their lives are connected and some believe they ve been brought here for a reason br br In addition to Harper several other passengers seem to hold clues about why Flight crashed There s br br Nick Stone an American on his way to a meeting with The Gibraltar Project an international group dedicated to building a dam across the Strait of Gibraltar and draining the Mediterranean br br Sabrina Schr der a German scientist who has unknowingly sealed the fate of half the flight s passengers br br Yul Tan a Chinese American computer scientist who has just made the breakthrough of a lifetime a quantum internet capable of transmitting more data farther faster than ever thought possible His invention however does much more than he ever dreamed possible br br With time running out to save the survivors of Flight Harper and Nick race to unravel the conspiracy that crashed their plane As they put the pieces together they discover that their decisions have already doomed one world and will soon determine the future of ours br br i DEPARTURE i is now in development at th Century Fox to be a feature film and HarperCollins will publish the book in hardcover around the world with the US edition arriving this fall

Pandemic (The Extinction Files #1)

A deadly outbreak in Kenya br A conspiracy beyond imagination br And a race to save humanity in its darkest hour br br From A G Riddle the worldwide bestselling author of The Atlantis Gene and Departure comes a novel that will change everything you think you know about pandemics br br br br A hundred miles north of Alaska an American Coast Guard vessel discovers a sunken submarine at the bottom of the Arctic Ocean It has no national identification and doesn t match the records of any known vessel Deep within researchers find evidence of a scientific experiment that will alter our very understanding of the human race br br In Atlanta Dr Peyton Shaw is awakened by the phone call she has dreaded for years As the CDC s leading epidemiologist she s among the first responders to outbreaks around the world It s a lonely and dangerous job but it s her life and she s good at it This time she may have met her match br br In Kenya an Ebola like pathogen has infected two Americans One lies at death s door With the clock ticking Peyton assembles her team and joins personnel from the Kenyan Ministry of Health and the WHO What they find in the remote village is beyond their worst fears As she traces the origin of the pathogen Peyton begins to believe that there is more to this outbreak that it may be merely the opening act in a conspiracy with far reaching consequences br br In Berlin Desmond Hughes awakens in a hotel room with no memory of how he got there or who he is On the floor he finds a dead security guard from an international pharmaceutical company His only clue leads him to Peyton Shaw a woman who seems to know him but refuses to tell him how With the police searching the city for him Desmond desperately tries to piece together what happened to him To his shock and horror he learns that he may be involved in causing the outbreak and could hold the only key to stopping it br br As the pathogen spreads around the world Peyton and Desmond race to unravel the conspiracy behind the pandemic and uncover secrets some want to keep buried br br ABOUT PANDEMIC br br PANDEMIC is A G Riddle s first new novel in almost two and a half years The product of extensive research PANDEMIC takes readers inside the CDC and WHO response to a deadly outbreak It features the real life science and history blended with fiction that readers have come to know and love in Riddle s past novels PANDEMIC is the first novel in a new series The Extinction Files

Riddle in Stone (The Riddle in Stone, #1)

Long after the last of the great heroes of old has died the Undead King is stirring again amassing a goblin horde ready to sweep out of the mountains and destroy all of humanity The only thing preventing utter annihilation is Edmund a stuttering librarian who knows a secret a secret that every thief assassin and king would kill to have Fleeing from relentless peril Edmund wages a solitary battle against an ancient evil But how can one man succeed when so many before him have failed Dark Fantasy

The Help

i Enter a vanished world Jackson Mississippi Where black maids raise white children but aren t trusted not to steal the silver i br br There s Aibileen raising her seventeenth white child and nursing the hurt caused by her own son s tragic death Minny whose cooking is nearly as sassy as her tongue and white Miss Skeeter home from college who wants to know why her beloved maid has disappeared br br Skeeter Aibileen and Minny No one would believe they d be friends fewer still would tolerate it But as each woman finds the courage to cross boundaries they come to depend and rely upon one another Each is in search of a truth And together they have an extraordinary story to tell

The Riddles of Epsilon

Something dark has awoken on the remote island of Lume br br Jess is not pleased when her parents drag her off to live on the weird little island of Lume But then she encounters an eerie presence in an abandoned cottage and her anger turns to fear when it begins to lead her through a series of creepy riddles As she slowly unravels the mysteries of Lume she finds the writings of Sebastian a boy who lived one hundred years ago and whose life contains unsettling reflections of her own To her horror the dangers he unearthed in now begin to threaten Jess and her family and if Jess does not unlock the riddles in time she may lose her mother forever

Harpist in the Wind (Riddle-Master, #3)

In the midst of conflict and unrest the Prince of Hed solves the puzzle of his future when he learns to harp the wind discovers who the shape changers are and understands his own relationship to Deth harpist of the wizard Ohm

A Riddle in Ruby (A Riddle in Ruby, #1)

Ruby Teach is a thief in training and a keeper of secrets ones she doesn t even know of herself She is the daughter of a smuggler and pirate and has been learning how to swindle and steal and pick the most complex locks for as long as she can remember But a collision with aristocratic young lord Athen sends her spinning into chaos Little did she know that her whole life has been spent in hiding from nefarious secret societies and the Royal Navy who are both now on her trail br br An adventure woven through an alternate colonial Philadelphia a world ruled by alchemists who mix magic and science a world filled with those who would help and those who would use others for their own dark ends br br i A Riddle in Ruby i is the first book in a trilogy br

The Riddle of the Wren

Minda Sealy is afraid of her own nightmares Then one night while asleep she meets Jan the Lord of the Moors who has been imprisoned by Ildran the Dream master the same being who traps Minda In exchange for her promise to free him Jan gives Minda three tokens She sets out leaving the safety of her old life to begin a journey from world to world both to save Jan and to solve the riddle of the Wren which is the riddle of her very self The Riddle of the Wren was Charles de Lint s first novel and has been unavailable for years Fans and newcomers alike will relish it

Looking for Alaska (Filipino Edition)

Napakaordinaryo ng buhay ni Miles Tabs Halter at lalo lang nakatulong ang hilig niya sa mga huling sinabi ng mga sikat na tao para maghanap sa isang Dakilang Maaari Francois Rabelais makata Pumasok siya sa minsang magulo pabago bago at kapanapanabik na Culver Creek Boarding School at naging kabaliktaran ng ligtas ang buhay niya Dahil naroon si Alaska Young Ang maganda matalino nakakatawa sexy mapagwasak sa sarili baluktok at kamangha manghang si Alaska Young na parang isang kapana panabik na kaganapan ang katauhan Hihilahin siya ni Alaska sa mundo nito itutulak patungo sa Dakilang Maaari at nanakawin ang loob niya

Tell Me a Riddle

This collection of four stories I Stand Here Ironing Hey Sailor what Ship O Yes and Tell me a Riddle had become an American classic Since the title novella won the O Henry Award in the stories have been anthologized over a hundred times made into three films translated into thirteen languages and most important once read they abide in the hearts of their readers

The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code

In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel The Riddle of the Labyrinth The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language masterfully blending history linguistics and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated Bronze Age civilization that flowered on Crete years before Greece s Classical Age he discovered a cache of ancient tablets Europe s earliest written records For half a century the meaning of the inscriptions and even the language in which they were written would remain a mystery Award winning New York Times journalist Margalit Fox s riveting real life intellectual detective story travels from the Bronze Age Aegean the era of Odysseus Agamemnon and Helen to the turn of the th century and the work of charismatic English archeologist Arthur Evans to the colorful personal stories of the decipherers These include Michael Ventris the brilliant amateur who deciphered the script but met with a sudden mysterious death that may have been a direct consequence of the decipherment and Alice Kober the unsung heroine of the story whose painstaking work allowed Ventris to crack the code

Heir of Sea and Fire (Riddle-Master, #2)

By the vow of her father and her own desire Raederle was pledged to Morgon Riddle Master of Hed But a year had passed since Morgon disappeared on his search for the High One at Erlenstar Mountain and rumors claimed he was dead br Raederle set out to learn the truth for herself though her small gift of magic seemed too slight for the perils she must face The quest led through strange lands and dangerous adventures Only her growing powers enabled her at last to reach Erlenstar Mountain And there she discovered what she could not bear to accept br Accompanied by Deth the High One s Harper she fled And behind them came a pursuer whose name was Morgon bent on executing a grim destiny upon Raederle and Deth br Her only hope lay in summoning the Hosts of the Dead led by the King whose skull she bore

Genome (The Extinction Files #2)

b A code hidden in the human genome br Will reveal the ultimate secret of human existence br And could hold humanity s only hope of survival b br br br br In the first human genome was sequenced But the secrets it held were never revealed br br 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 Keller 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 Keller s research is more dangerous than anyone imagined br br 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 br br 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

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

Brilliant and painful and hilarious Antonya Nelson br br b On October David MacLean woke up on a train platform in India with no idea who he was or why he was there No money No passport No identity b br br Taken to a mental hospital by the police MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down Soon he could remember song lyrics but not his family his friends or the woman he was told he loved All of these symptoms it turned out were the result of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he had been taking Upon his return to the States he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing absurd and unforgettable journey back to himself br br i The Answer to the Riddle Is Me i drawn from David MacLean s award winning i This American Life i essay is a deeply felt closely researched and intensely personal book It asks every reader to confront the essential questions of our age In our geographically and chemically fluid world what makes me who I am And how much can be stripped away before I become someone else entirely

Freakonomics (and Other Riddles of Modern Life)

Which is more dangerous a gun or a swimming pool What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common Why do drug dealers still live with their moms How much do parents really matter How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime br br These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask But Steven D Levitt is not a typical economist He is a much heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head br br em Freakonomics em is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J Dubner an award winning author and journalist They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question Some of these questions concern life and death issues others have an admittedly freakish quality Thus the new field of study contained in this book Freakonomics br br Through forceful storytelling and wry insight Levitt and Dubner show that economics is at root the study of incentives how people get what they want or need especially when other people want or need the same thing In em Freakonomics em they explore the hidden side of well everything The inner workings of a crack gang The truth about real estate agents The myths of campaign finance The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan br br What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit is not impenetrable is not unknowable and if the right questions are asked is even more intriguing than we think All it takes is a new way of looking br br em Freakonomics em establishes this unconventional premise If morality represents how we would like the world to work then economics represents how it actually does work It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties But em Freakonomics em can provide more than that It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world br br Bonus material added to the revised and expanded edition br br br br The original em New York Times Magazine em article about Steven D Levitt by Stephen J Dubner which led to the creation of this book br br br br br Seven Freakonomics columns written for the em New York Times Magazine em published between August and April br br br br br Selected entries from the Freakonomics blog posted between April and May at a target blank href http www freakonomics com blog rel nofollow http www freakonomics com blog a

The Friendship Riddle

Acclaimed author Megan Frazer Blakemore s charming new mystery is perfect for fans of Chasing Vermeer br Ruth Mudd O Flaherty has been a lone wolf at Frontenac Consolidated Middle School ever since her best friend Charlotte ditched her for cooler friends Who needs friends when you have fantasy novels Roaming the stacks of her town s library is enough for Ruth Until she finds a note in an old book and in that note is a riddle one that Ruth can t solve alone With an epic quest before her Ruth admits she needs help the kind that usually comes from friends Lena and Coco two kids in her class could be an option but allowing them in will require courage Ruth must decide Is solving this riddle worth opening herself up again br br In this surprising and emotionally satisfying journey through the ups and downs of middle school Ruth finds that even the bravest heroes need true friends by their side


When a scream shreds the quiet of a late spring night Anya and Matt are drawn into the woods behind their neighborhood and into an old mystery The cryptic messages and deep secrets invite them further in but they soon discover that their world is bigger than they ever imagined and far more dangerous

Anahita's Woven Riddle

Growing up as part of a Muslim nomadic tribe in Iran Anahita has always been headstrong and independent When her parents try to make a marriage match between her and her tribe s khan a type of inter tribe leader Anahita rebels She will gladly marry she says but only to the man who can solve the riddle she weaves into her wedding carpet

Riddles in Hinduism

A detailed in depth study of the contradictions in the Puranas and the scriptures of Hinduism by Dr B R Ambedkar the father of Indian Constitution His aim is to show the contraditions within the mythologies and the utter lack of coherence in the scriptures of Hinduism The techniques of manipulative reinterpretation and circumlocution are used to confuse common people and to establish what is otherwise totally illogical Dr Ambedkar believed that this was with the ulterior motive of holding the masses under Brahminic domination This book is in public domain However this is the first time this book is published in its entire form because of its sensitivity

The Emperor's Riddle

Mia Chen is on what her mother calls a Grand Adventure She s not sure what to make of this family trip to China and didn t want to leave her friends for the summer but she s excited about the prospect of exploring with her Aunt Lin the only adult who truly understands her br br Then Aunt Lin disappears right after her old nemesis a man named Ying comes to visit Mia knows that years ago when Aunt Lin and Ying were sent to the Fuzhou countryside to work as laborers the two searched for an ancient treasure together one that still hasn t been found She s suspicious that their shared history might be linked to Aunt Lin s disappearance br br When Mia discovers an old map filled with riddles in Aunt Lin s room she quickly pieces together her mission find the treasure find her aunt Now Mia along with her big brother Jake must solve the clues to rescue the person she knows best in the world and maybe unearth a treasure greater than her wildest dreams

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture

p This book challenges those who argue that we can change the world by changing the way people think The author shows that no matter how bizarre a people s behavior may seem it always stems from concrete social and economic conditions It is by isolating and identifying these conditions that we will be able to understand and cope with some of our own apparently senseless life styles In a devastating attack on the shamans of the counterculture the author states the case for a return to objective consciousness and a rational set of political commitments p


Seven years ago Kort Eriksen went to prison for killing his girlfriend Desiree Now he s back in Riddle and some people think he got off easy Others including long time friend Norma think he was railroaded because he s the only Native American in town Grace Donahue is running away from her past Trapped in Riddle until her car is repaired she develops a friendship with Kort Suddenly accidents are happening and people are dying Is Kort adding to his list of victim s or has someone else taken the reins As mysteries from the past rise to the surface more questions will be raised The suspect file grows as victim s fall Is Desiree s killer back for more or is someone trying to avenge her death The riddle of Riddle will be solved but how many bodies will it take to find the answers

The Conjurer's Riddle (The Inventor's Secret, #2)

Charlotte may have left the Floating City but she s not out of danger yet On the run from the British Empire s clutches she leads her group of exiles west and south plunging into a wild world of shady merchants and surly rivermen on the way to New Orleans br br But the more Charlotte learns about the revolution she has championed the more questions she has As she and her friends get to know the hidden tunnels that run below New Orleans home to criminals assassins and pirates and head deep into the mystical bayou surrounding the city Charlotte must make a decision br br Do the revolution s goals justify their means or are some things too sacred to sacrifice