October 28th, 2010 by ejalbright
Ripped from the pages of the Maya calendar, 2012: Deadly Awakening is a mystery novel by Beryl Gorbman set in Yucatan during the apocalyptic date of December 21, 2012.
Beryl splits her time between Seattle and Merida, and writes a delightful (if not controversial) blog about her experiences on the Yucatan Peninsula called “Yucatan Yenta.” Now she’s turned her hand to fiction, and published the first of what should be a series of mystery novels about her new homeland. The only thing that will prevent her success is if the world ends when the Maya calendar runs out on Dec. 21, 2012. All the more reason to buy her book now.
Here’s a blurb about her book:
Hundreds of thousands of spiritual travelers have converged in Yucatan to witness the end of the Maya calendar. Some think that the world is about to end; others think humanity will evolve to a higher form of consciousness. Against the exotic backdrops of Chichen Itza and Merida, all things are possible.
Then, in the chaos of the night before the fateful date, the unthinkable happens. People die, and die very badly. New York investigator Miriam Glass teams up with Yucatecan police chief J.L. Contreras to solve the bizarre and dramatic murders.
There is a parade of colorful characters –- local and imported mystics, police, expats, prophets and charlatans –- to round out the plot of this well-researched murder mystery. It’s gory and fun!
The book explains the various theories on 12/21/2012 according Jose Arguelles, Daniel Pinchbeck, and others. A good read for an insight into what December 21, 2012, might bring.
COUNTDOWN TO 2012 is an occasional series that points out signposts along the way that demonstrate the world will end in 2012. Here are previous posts:
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