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 response to 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, while the traditional Maya calendar predicts the realm will end.
In la, weeks earlier than, 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 reports incurable prion ailments for the CDC. His first mobilephone 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 via a determined, unwelcome customer from the black industry antiquities alternate who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
by way of the top of the day, Stanton, the most important 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 superstar within the box of Maya reviews, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a worthwhile codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This remarkable checklist, 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. without warning it appears our personal civilization may perhaps endure this similar destiny.
With in simple terms days closing till December 21, 2012, Stanton and Chel needs to sign up for forces sooner than 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 satisfactory 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 really couldn't placed this booklet 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 historical Maya texts, with not anything under the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn
“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason screens a magnificent intensity of information 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 successful book.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Fascinating, terrifying for its power 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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12.21: A Novel by Dustin Thomason