Apocalypse 2012

A Novel

Aztec (Volume 6 of 8)

Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

Tor Books

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Today’s world leaders and those of 1,000 years ago face the world’s end.

 

The Mayan “End-Time Codex” predicts the end of the world in 2012. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells the story of its creation: gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl advises the god-king, Quetzalcoatl.  Gathering artists, scientists, and architects, this ruler builds the great, golden city of Tula but soon faces war, disastrous drought, death-cult priests who rip the hearts out of thousands of people. . . and an epic catastrophe threatening all humanity.

Meanwhile, thousand years later, scientists have rediscovered the End-Time Codex and learned that their own time mirrors Tula’s golden age.  Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula’s deadly fate?  The countdown begins.

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Chapter One

 

One-World, 1001 A. D.

 

I sat on a large rock on a hillside and fought my rope restraints. The task was next to hopeless. My captors had wrenched my elbows up behind my back, shoved a pole between them, then lashed my wrists so tight across my stomach, my elbow joints and wrists screamed in agony. Hobbling my feet, they roped me to a tree.

 

Nonetheless, I struggled to turn sideways, hoping to use the tree trunk to push the pole out from between my elbows. Free of the pole, I would then cut my binds on a jagged rock.

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Apocalypse 2012 takes you on an enthralling and thrilling journey into the mysteries of the past and the dangers of the near future. I love to be swept away by a book, and this terrific novel carried me far, and will stay with me a long, long time.” --Whitley Strieber, New York Times bestselling author of Critical Mass

"If you thought Revelation was a serious head trip, you are going to love this tale by the high priests of the apocalypse" --Stephen Coonts, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassin

"With Apocalypse 2012, Gary Jennings' Aztec saga continues; thriller writing rises to a new, exalted all-time high." David Hagberg, bestselling author of The Expediter and three-time winner of the American Mystery Award

 “Fascinating and frightening. Apocalypse 2012 is a saga that will make you think as well as chill you. Gary Jennings would be proud.” --Barbara D’Amato, Mary Higgins Clark award-winning author of Death of a Thousand Cuts

 "Whatever you're reading this month, stop, because you simply have to read Apocalypse 2012, a fantastic and fantastical tale of curses and clues, of ancient prophesies and modern mayhem, of fabulous characters in a fast-moving plot that sweeps us back and forth across a millennium as easily as some books take us from Monday to Tuesday. It's the kind of book I love to read and aspire to write: a brilliant blending of history, mystery, and pulse-pounding suspense." --William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Constitution and Back Bay

“Jennings’ name was made by his well-researched, graphically detailed, and compellingly readable Aztec saga, which offered authentic pictures of how life was led in that both brutal and brilliant society . . . Jennings fans will savor the mix of ancient history and near-future apocalypse.”--Booklist

“The authors lovingly describe the world of their pre-Columbian characters.”--Publishers Weekly


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About the Author

Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

Gary Jennings was known for the rigorous and intensive research behind his books, which often included hazardous travel—exploring every corner of Mexico for his Aztec novels, retracing the numerous wanderings of Marco Polo for The Journeyers, joining nine different circuses for Spangle, and roaming the Balkans for Raptor. Born in Buena Vista, Virginia in 1928, Jennings passed away in 1999 in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, leaving behind a rich legacy of historical fiction and outlines for new novels.

Robert Gleason was Gary Jennings’ editor for a number of years. He lives in New York City. 

Junius Podrug is an accomplished writer of both fiction and nonfiction. He lives on Cape Cod. 

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Apocalypse 2012
A Novel
Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
March 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765362452
ISBN10: 0765362457
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 416 pages
$9.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
June 2009
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ISBN: 9781429986403
ISBN10: 1429986409
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 400 pages
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