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New PDF release: 12.21: A Novel

By Dustin Thomason

ISBN-10: 0385341407

ISBN-13: 9780385341400

From the co-author of the two-million replica mega-bestseller The Rule of 4 comes a riveting mystery with a super premise in accordance 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, while the traditional Maya calendar predicts the realm will end.
 
In l. a., weeks earlier than, all is calm. Dr. Gabriel Stanton takes his ordinary morning motorcycle journey, drops off the puppy along with his ex-wife, and heads to the lab the place he reviews incurable prion illnesses for the CDC. His first mobile name is from a health center 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 way of a determined, unwelcome customer from the black marketplace antiquities alternate who thrusts a duffel bag into her hands.
 
by way of the tip of the day, Stanton, the major professional on a number of the rarest infections on the earth, is grappling with a sufferer whose each symptom confounds and terrifies him. And Chel, the brightest younger big name within the box of Maya reports, has ownership of an unlawful artifact that has miraculously survived the centuries intact: a beneficial codex from a misplaced urban of her ancestors. This notable list, written in mystery by way of a royal scribe, turns out to carry the reply to her life’s paintings and to at least one of history’s nice riddles: why the Maya kingdoms vanished in a single day. abruptly it appears our personal civilization may undergo this comparable destiny.
 
With in basic terms days closing until eventually December 21, 2012, Stanton and Chel needs to sign up for forces earlier 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 best clinical thrillers, the type of fact-based fiction that is very scary yet also very entertaining. Thomason understands his stuff, and it exhibits on each web page. i actually couldn't positioned this ebook down.”—Nelson DeMille

“The most enjoyable novel of its variety because the days of Michael Crichton, 12.21 takes us from the frontiers of recent neuroscience to the riddles of historic Maya texts, with not anything lower than the way forward for our civilization at stake.”—Vince Flynn

“A fast-moving story . . . Thomason screens a powerful intensity of information 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 successful book.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Fascinating, terrifying for its capability realism. I enjoyed how tightly every little thing healthy jointly. I needed to continue 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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An unlimited number of tunes could be written. You could never be bored writing music. He wondered how one went about it. Rhyme believed he had no creativity. He'd taken piano lessons when he was eleven or twelve but, even though he'd developed an enduring crush on Miss Osborne, the lessons themselves were a write-off. His fondest memories of the instrument were taking stroboscopic pictures of the resonating strings for a science-fair project. " "A case, you were saying. " Sellitto gave more of the details, slowly corralling Rhyme's attention.

Officers should never cut through the knot to remove a cord from a strangulation victim; it can reveal a great deal of information about the person who tied it. Sachs then used a tape roller to collect trace evidence – recent forensic thinking was that a portable vacuum cleaner, which resembled a Dustbuster, picked up too much trace. Most CS teams were switching to rollers similar to dog-hair removers. She bagged the trace and used a vic kit to take hair combings and nail scraping samples from the woman's body.

In the NYPD, as in most police forces, one becomes a detective on the basis of merit and experience. To become a sergeant, though, the applicant goes through an arduous triathlon of exams: written, oral and – what Sachs had just endured – an assessment exercise, a simulation to test practical skills at personnel management, community sensitivities and judgment under fire. The captain, a soft-spoken veteran who resembled Laurence Fishburne, was the primary assessor for the exercise and had been taking notes on her performance.

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