Gary Jennings; Robert Gleason and Junius Podrug
In ancient Mexico, the “End-Time Codex”--prophesizing the world’s end in 2012--is entombed. A young Aztec-Mayan slave tells us its story.
Gifted in math and astronomy, Coyotl rises to king’s counselor in Tula, a golden city of milk and honey ruled by the brilliant god-king, Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent of lore. Gathering artists, scientists and craftsmen, this legendary ruler builds a city that will awe humanity for one thousand years. But he also faces war, catastrophic drought, betrayal and the rise of an evil death-cult religion. Instituting the infamous “Blood Covenant,” its priests drag thousands of people a year atop temple-pyramids and rip their hearts beating from their chests. To stop them Quetzalcoatl must defy the flames of bloody civil war.
A thousand years later scientists discover the End-Time Codex. While struggling to decipher it, they realize their own age mirrors Tula’s. Can they crack the 2012 code and save their world from Tula’s deadly fate?
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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
"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