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We were wrong about the origins of our species. 
For eons, the truth has remained hidden. 
Until now... 
Geophysicist Jack Greer believes he may finally have found the resting place of the meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs sixty-five million years ago. A few miles off the Yucatán coast, Jack and a team of scientists tow an aging drilling platform over the impact crater with the aim of securing a sample. But buried deep beneath the earth lies a shocking discovery that threatens to shatter everything we think we know about the origins of our species. 
A world away, geneticist Dr. Mia Ward receives a mysterious delivery from her former boss and mentor, Alan Salzburg. In it are clues of a dire warning hidden inside the human genome, one which foretells man's very extinction. 
His instructions to Mia are simple: keep the information safe and, above all, trust no one--words all the more chilling after Alan turns up dead. But who wrote the message and what does it mean? Jack's recent discovery just may hold the answers, but can she reach him in time to save the human race?
©2017 James D. Prescott (P)2017 James D. Prescott
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By Claire on 02-10-18

A mix of fact and fiction

I really enjoyed listening to this book, the narration is well done with good character voices and a smooth natural sounding delivery.

The story is an interesting mix of fact and fiction. Many of the scientific facts presented in the book are real discoveries that have been used to make this wonderful story sound so believable. I found myself thinking that while this is fiction I can believe that it is true. I'm really interested to see where this story is going to go next, bring on book two!

The cast of characters are excellent, at times I wondered what the purpose was of some of them but this mostly came together as the story progressed but I was left with a few questions I'm hoping the next book will clear up for me.

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By Amanda on 02-15-18


Excellent human origin pandemic sci fi! The narrator did as fabulous job as always! Basically scientists located where the dinosaur extinction event occurred and set up an expedition to explore for meteor remains. A parallel story runs along of a geneticist trying to study facial anomalies in an effort to cure and prevent the condition. It hits the fan with both groups and discoveries are made, betrayal, military, fringe groups and mysterious ailments ensue. Loved it can’t wait for the next in the series! I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review! Thank you!

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