By Dustin Thomason
From the co-author of the two-million replica 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 la, weeks earlier than, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his ordinary 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 cellphone name is from a medical institution 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 through a determined, unwelcome customer from the black industry antiquities alternate who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
via the top of the day, Stanton, the major specialist on many of the rarest infections on the earth, is grappling with a sufferer whose each symptom confounds and terrifies him. And Chel, the brightest younger megastar within the box of Maya reports, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a worthy codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This striking 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. unexpectedly it sounds as if our personal civilization may possibly undergo this comparable 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 perpetually be in comparison to Michael Crichton, M.D., and 12.21 will be favorably in comparison to The Andromeda Strain. either authors have written pleasant scientific 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 placed this e-book down.”—Nelson DeMille
“The most enjoyable novel of its style 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 under the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn
“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason screens a powerful intensity of data of either technological know-how 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 capability realism. I enjoyed how tightly every little thing healthy jointly. I needed to hold reading.”—Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling writer of The Informationist
“Fast, suspenseful . . . Michael Crichton enthusiasts will discover a lot to like.”—Publishers Weekly
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