Patrick Duffy Returns to Man from Atlantis with a Novel Exploring the Character’s Origins

By | April 25, 2018
 

Man From Atlantis debuted on NBC in 1977 and delivered four television movies plus an additional thirteen episode series following the mysterious man who can live underwater.  Patrick Duffy is well known by fans of the show for bringing the character to life, though he is better known by television audiences for his portrayal of Bobby Ewing on Dallas.  Duffy apparently had fond memories of the role that gave him his first big break and wanted to revisit the character with a story that explored where he came from.  This book was released in 2016 and is the first of a planned trilogy (the status of the other two books is currently unknown).

From Amazon.com:
When TV unveiled the series Man from Atlantis no one knew the how, where and why of Mark Harris. Over time the show’s star Patrick Duffy formulated his own version of the history of Mark and his people. Here at last is the book that gives every reader and fan of the show the life and mythology of Atlantis, who they were and where they came from. Patrick Duffy’s close connection to his fictional character gives us a special look “behind the scenes” of this amazing fantasy story.

Mark Harris, the Man from Atlantis, has been quietly living under the protection of Dr. Elizabeth Merrill who saved his life in 1976. By studying his abilities the two have contributed countless advances for mankind’s development. Only a select few know his true identity:

Jason the whiz kid of the science lab.

Stacy the bright young intern–who is constantly flustered by Mark’s presence.

Dr. Nagashima, a master of oceanic knowledge who Elizabeth lured from Japan to join her inner circle.

Then their California ocean side laboratory is shaken when several attempts are made upon Mark’s life. He discovers the assailants have powers similar to his and he is lead into the uncharted depths of the oceans. As he discovers his past Mark’s origins and genealogy finally come to the surface.

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