By Dustin Thomason
From the co-author of the two-million replica mega-bestseller The Rule of 4 comes a riveting mystery with a super premise in keeping with the 2012 apocalypse phenomenon—perfect for readers of Steve Berry, Preston and baby, and Dan Brown.
for many years, December 21, 2012, has been a touchstone for doomsayers world wide. it's the date, they declare, while the traditional Maya calendar predicts the area will end.
In l. a., weeks ahead of, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his traditional morning motorcycle experience, drops off the puppy together with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab the place he stories incurable prion illnesses for the CDC. His first telephone name is from a clinic resident who has an pressing case she thinks he must see. in the meantime, Chel Manu, a Guatemalan American researcher on the Getty Museum, is interrupted by means of a determined, unwelcome customer from the black marketplace antiquities alternate who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
by means of the top of the day, Stanton, the major professional on a few of the rarest infections on the planet, is grappling with a sufferer whose each symptom confounds and terrifies him. And Chel, the brightest younger megastar within the box of Maya experiences, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a necessary codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This striking list, written in mystery via a royal scribe, turns out to carry the reply to her life’s paintings and to 1 of history’s nice riddles: why the Maya kingdoms vanished in a single day. unexpectedly apparently our personal civilization may well endure this comparable destiny.
With merely days last until eventually December 21, 2012, Stanton and Chel needs to sign up for forces earlier than time runs out.
Advance compliment for 12.21
“Dustin Thomason, M.D., will normally be in comparison to Michael Crichton, M.D., and 12.21 will be favorably in comparison to The Andromeda Strain. either authors have written quality scientific thrillers, the type of fact-based fiction that is very scary yet also very entertaining. Thomason understands his stuff, and it exhibits on each web page. i really couldn't placed this e-book down.”—Nelson DeMille
“The most enjoyable novel of its variety because the days of Michael Crichton, 12.21 takes us from the frontiers of contemporary neuroscience to the riddles of historical Maya texts, with not anything lower than the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn
“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason monitors a powerful intensity of information of either technology and the traditional Mayan lifestyle. alongside the best way, he skillfully ramps up the motion, one notch at a time. A successful book.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fascinating, terrifying for its power realism. I enjoyed how tightly every little thing healthy jointly. I needed to maintain reading.”—Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling writer of The Informationist
“Fast, suspenseful . . . Michael Crichton lovers will discover a lot to like.”—Publishers Weekly
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That wasn’t going to change now, even if his life was suddenly scary and confusing. She leaned back in her seat, situating herself so she could study him while waiting for sleep to claim her. “What I wouldn’t give to be able to peek inside that murky brain of yours,” she murmured. With a sigh, she succumbed to the exhaustion. Chapter Six They looked remarkably like a normal couple just returning from vacation when they finally crossed their threshold. The dogs greeted them enthusiastically, which made the past few days seem like a bad dream.
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