By Dustin Thomason
From the co-author of the two-million reproduction mega-bestseller The Rule of 4 comes a riveting mystery with an excellent 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 around the globe. it's the date, they declare, whilst the traditional Maya calendar predicts the area will end.
In l. a., weeks prior to, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his traditional morning motorbike trip, drops off the puppy together with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab the place he stories incurable prion ailments for the CDC. His first cell name is from a sanatorium 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.
via the tip of the day, Stanton, the major specialist 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 celebrity within the box of Maya experiences, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a valuable codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This awesome list, written in mystery by way of 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. abruptly it appears our personal civilization may undergo this similar destiny.
With merely days last till December 21, 2012, Stanton and Chel needs to sign up for forces prior to time runs out.
Advance compliment for 12.21
“Dustin Thomason, M.D., will constantly be in comparison to Michael Crichton, M.D., and 12.21 will be favorably in comparison to The Andromeda Strain. either authors have written satisfactory clinical thrillers, the type of fact-based fiction that is very scary yet also very entertaining. Thomason is aware his stuff, and it indicates on each web page. i really couldn't positioned this publication down.”—Nelson DeMille
“The most fun novel of its sort because the days of Michael Crichton, 12.21 takes us from the frontiers of recent neuroscience to the riddles of old Maya texts, with not anything below 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 profitable book.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fascinating, terrifying for its strength realism. I enjoyed how tightly every 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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