1221 Author:Dustin Thomason For decades, December 21, 2012, has been claimed as the date the ancient Maya believed the world would end. In Los Angeles, two weeks before, Dr. Gabriel Stanton, a researcher studying incurable prion diseases for the CDC, receives a call from a hospital resident with an urgent case he has to see. Meanwhile, Chel Manu, a Guatemalan American re... more »searcher at the Getty Museum, is interrupted by a desperate visitor from the black market antiquities trade who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
By the end of the day, Stanton is grappling with a patient whose every symptom terrifies him. And Chel has possission of a priceless codex from a lost city of her ancestors. This extraordinary record seems to hold the answer to one of history's great riddles: why the Maya kingdoms vanished overnight. Suddenly it seems that our own civilization might suffer this same fate.
With only days remaining until December 21,2012, Stanton and Chel must join forces before time runs out.« less