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Posted August 10, 2005
Anyone who visits the Mayan ruins of Mexico and Guatemala is left with this question: What happened here? Standing atop a stone pyramid, one imagines what these mysterious jungle cities would be like with a bustling population and wonders, why did they all disappear? Here¿s a book that combines an explanation of this archeological mystery with a modern day medical thriller, a fast-paced tale about a deadly virus unleashed at a Mayan dig site that threatens to wipe out humanity while our smart young heroes race around the Yucatan to find a cure. There¿s adventure, romance, science, and just the right amount of sex, drugs and violence. It¿s the perfect beach novel for a Caribbean vacation ¿ or for reading in the backyard wishing you were on a Caribbean vacation. This book will appeal to a wide array of readers, from techie to touchy-feely. Think Andromeda Strain meets Against All Odds (and thinking cinematically makes sense, as it would make a great movie). The characters are well-drawn and engaging, from bumbling Mexican cops and mercenary thugs to dashing treasure hunters and brilliant scientists. Author Larry Baxter brings believability and humanity to the entire cast, as he weaves a suspenseful, edge-of-your-seat tale that¿s exciting and informative. Both a trip back in time and a glimpse of a frightening possible future, The Mayan Glyph is a wild ride indeed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.