Genetic Altering Pathogen Devolves Humans into Apes.
By 2062, humanity has recovered from the Apocalypse, but the population has increased to over 20 billion souls, straining societies, countries, resources and Earth itself. Wars and lawlessness are a fact of life in most of the world, and the merchants of death are selling any armament imaginable, including nuclear and bio-chemical weapons.
In Africa a mysterious new plague affects one billion people, who devolve into mindless humans behaving like apes. Unable to function, except at the most primitive level, the majority die fighting among themselves like beasts, or starve to death. Is this a natural occurring plague, like Ebola, or is it a man-made bio-chemical agent?
The governments impose worldwide quarantine, while agencies like WHO, CDC, and NIH, among others, rush to identify the agent/pathogen and develop an antidote. But the cause is not a virus, or a nerve agent. It is a complete mystery of what causes the devolution of the human brain, where it comes from and how it propagates. The scientific community is helpless. Only an unorthodox investigation might find the answer.
Claire, Prescott, and Travis of the Capuchin Trinity Team are paranormal and supernatural investigators, and they are hired to identify the cause, find the criminals –if any– who developed it, and prevent the end of humanity. Through their paranormal ability they descend into Hell to interrogate a deceased arms dealer who might have sold this mysterious mind-altering agent. Their investigation takes them to Africa, and then to Egypt, where they find Aaron’s Rod, the Ark of the Covenant, and the original source of this mind-altering agent. Final clues lead them to a California University where the agent was weaponized. They risk their life to infiltrate a secret society responsible for this tragedy and discover their sinister plan of eradicating the entire humanity, except for a few chosen ones.
The doom time is near, and they have to use all their skills to stop the culprits and to help the survival of humanity, while the doomsday clock is ticking.
Targeted Age Group:: YA and older
Heat/Violence Level: Heat Level 3 – PG-13
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
What if viruses can alter our genetic code. What if a virus mutated our ape-ancestors’ DNA and we became smart. What if this virus has a dark side as well and can alter our DNA to devolve back into apes? But this virus isn’t like any other known virus, and it came from the Forbidden Fruit.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
The main characters of the “TIO” series books are Prescott, Claire and Travis. They possess paranormal ability and together they can cross into the realms of the death, the realm of the minds and of the souls. They are able to solve paranormal crimes where normal detectives and the science cannot as was the case in “The Pregnant Pope.” In “The Devolution of Adam and Eve” the pathogen responsible for devolving humanity is from another realm and only they can unravel what it is, who unleashed it on the humanity and be able to stop it before we go extinct.
“Why do you suspect that Aaron’s Rod was offered for sale?” Travis asked.
“Because in 2057, shortly after my discussion with the A&E Historical Society, there were rumors on the antiques black market that the forbidden fruit was available for sale.”
“Did you inquire about it?” Dr. Stark asked.
“I sure did, and I found out they were almonds,” said Dr. Klein. “Just as it was written on the clay tablet.”
“Did you offer to buy them?” Maximus asked. “How much did they want?”
“One billion goldbits.” Dr. Klein sighed. “That’s a lot of money. The university was interested, if they could overlook the price. I wanted to see them, assess what was offered for sale. Of course, just to evaluate them, you had to post a one million goldbits bond. But before the committee made up its mind, the almonds were taken off the market. Very likely sold.”
“I think I’m missing something. You’re talking about the forbidden fruit offered for sale, but what does it have to do with Aaron’s Rod?” Prescott asked.
“The rod was famous for its miraculous powers,” said Dr. Klein. “The rod would sprout if planted.”
“Sprouting leaves?” Dr. Stark asked.
“Big deal. Many plants can do that.”
Dr. Klein shook his head. “Aaron’s Rod is not just a stick that sprouts. Aaron’s Rod is the Tree of Knowledge.”
“Say what?” Dr. Stark shouted.
“I got your attention, didn’t I?” smirked Dr. Klein.
“Wait, wait—are you suggesting that Aaron’s Rod sprouted into the Tree of Knowledge and bore fruit, almonds, which are the forbidden fruit?” Travis asked.
“That’s exactly what I’m saying,” said Dr. Klein.
“Do you think the A&E Historical Society bought the forbidden fruit?” Claire asked.
“Audrey and Sean of the A&E Society did not indicate that they knew about the almonds being available for sale,” said Dr. Klein. “However, I told them everything I knew, just as I told you, and I told them that, according to ancient writings, the almonds came in two varieties—sweet and bitter. The sweet almonds made Adam and Eve smart, while the bitter almonds could do the opposite.”
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