For thirty-two years, archaeologist Julius Gabriel investigated the Mayan calendar, a 2,500-year-old enigma that predicts the Apocalypse. His research led him to believe that ancient constructions like the Great Pyramid, Stonehenge, Angkor Wat, and Chichen Itza, were all built as part of a primeval fail-safe system, that might save humanity from total annihilation. But now Julius is dead, and his theories have perished with him, discredited and ridiculed. With the help of Dominique, a part-Mayan psychiatric intern, Julius' son, Michael, breaks out of an insane asylum in Miami, where he has been illegally imprisoned. Together they flee to the Yucatan Peninsula, where Michael believes he can find the evidence he needs to prove his father's theory, and to convince the world of the fast-approaching global catastrophe. In Mexico, at the autumn equinox, a serpent's shadow appears over the northern face of the Temple of Kukulcan, as it has done for a thousand years. But this time is different - it is the beginning of the end...
'A chilling, deeply researched peek into our ancient past. Jarring, frightening, thrilling'
James Rollins, bestselling author of The Doomsday Key
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,|
Steve Alten is the New York Times bestselling author of Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, The Loch and Goliath. He lives with his family in Boca Raton, Florida.More About Steve Alten