Gary Jennings' the 2012 Codex

Gary Jennings' the 2012 Codex

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In Mexico the race is on for the ultimate end-of-the-world codex - the 1000-year-old prophecy of the god-king, Quetzalcoatl. Rita Critchlow and Cooper Jones hunt for the sacred codex in scorching desert canyons, while 500 years earlier, Pacal, a young slave-scholar, sets out on the same deadly quest. For Pacal, the End-Time is at hand. Montezuma has built a vast empire based in what will one day be Mexico City. Now he faces war; disastrous drought; death-cult priests who rip the hearts out of thousands of people atop their pyramids...and the arrival of red-bearded horse-borne conquistadors, bearing preternaturally powerful weapons and catastrophic plagues, sowing pandemic death wherever they go. America's leaders are also staring into an apocalyptic abyss. Convinced that Quetzalcoatl's codex holds the key to humanity's survival - that he is warning them of a global, planet-killing threat - the two women battle broiling desert canyons and drug-cartel warlords to track it down and decipher it. Earlier glimpses of the prophecy reveal uncanny similarities to those of the "Book of Revelation". Are Quetzalcoatl's and Revelation's prophecies one and the same?
Can they crack the 2012 code and save the world from their deadly fate? The countdown is on.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 165.1 x 233.68 x 40.64mm | 635.03g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765322609
  • 9780765322609
  • 1,826,123

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"Jennings's 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 savour the mix of ancient history and near-future apocalypse." - Booklist The shocking conclusion to APOCALYPSE 2012."
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About Gary Jennings

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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