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 line 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 world. it's the date, they declare, whilst 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 motorbike experience, drops off the puppy along with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab the place he reports incurable prion illnesses for the CDC. His first cell name is from a health facility 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 way of a determined, unwelcome customer from the black marketplace antiquities exchange who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
by means of the top of the day, Stanton, the main professional on many of the rarest infections on this planet, is grappling with a sufferer whose each symptom confounds and terrifies him. And Chel, the brightest younger big name within the box of Maya reviews, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a invaluable codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This impressive checklist, written in mystery by means of a royal scribe, turns out to carry the reply to her life’s paintings and to at least one of history’s nice riddles: why the Maya kingdoms vanished in a single day. unexpectedly it sounds as if our personal civilization may possibly endure this comparable destiny.
With merely days final 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 consistently be in comparison to Michael Crichton, M.D., and 12.21 will be favorably in comparison to The Andromeda Strain. either authors have written fine clinical thrillers, the type of fact-based fiction that is very scary yet also very entertaining. Thomason is familiar with his stuff, and it indicates on each web page. i actually couldn't positioned this publication down.”—Nelson DeMille
“The most fun novel of its style because the days of Michael Crichton, 12.21 takes us from the frontiers of recent neuroscience to the riddles of historical Maya texts, with not anything under the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn
“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason monitors a powerful intensity of data of either technology and the traditional Mayan lifestyle. alongside the way in which, 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 retain reading.”—Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling writer of The Informationist
“Fast, suspenseful . . . Michael Crichton fanatics will discover a lot to like.”—Publishers Weekly
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That bastard wasn’t a father. ” “Yep. Chance is half Korean. He’s an attorney, married with three kids. And my sister…” He smiled. ” Greg glanced at Neen. ” Neen didn’t want to talk about family. She buried the only member of her family she’d ever known in a cemetery in Tacoma. ” As he pulled off the highway, he said, “Biology doesn’t necessarily connect us. It’s love that matters, and the woman who raised you loved you. ” He parked and turned off the engine. ” She unfastened her seatbelt and leaned over to give him a gentle kiss.
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