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By Dustin Thomason

From the co-author of the two-million reproduction 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 world. it's the date, they declare, while the traditional Maya calendar predicts the area will end.
 
In l. a., weeks sooner than, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his ordinary morning motorcycle trip, drops off the puppy together with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab the place he experiences incurable prion ailments for the CDC. His first mobilephone 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 by means of a determined, unwelcome customer from the black marketplace antiquities exchange who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
 
through the top of the day, Stanton, the major specialist on the various 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 worthy 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. without notice it sounds as if our personal civilization may possibly endure this comparable 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 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 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 actually couldn't placed this e-book 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 below the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn

“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason screens a powerful intensity of data 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 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 fanatics will discover a lot to like.”—Publishers Weekly

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