The Mayan Glyph

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A team of archaeologists in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula accidentally triggers a viral epidemic. Medical researcher Robert Asher uncovers a mysterious glyph chiseled into a stela in Uxamal in the ninth century, hinting that an identical virus may have decimated the ancient Maya. This leads ti the possibility of a cure that could be the key to saving millions of lives. Asher and Maya scholar Teresa Welles seeks the answer in Uxamal and in the caves below Tulum. The stakes are high and escalate quickly as the virus ...
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Overview

A team of archaeologists in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula accidentally triggers a viral epidemic. Medical researcher Robert Asher uncovers a mysterious glyph chiseled into a stela in Uxamal in the ninth century, hinting that an identical virus may have decimated the ancient Maya. This leads ti the possibility of a cure that could be the key to saving millions of lives. Asher and Maya scholar Teresa Welles seeks the answer in Uxamal and in the caves below Tulum. The stakes are high and escalate quickly as the virus spreads, but an unexpected armed force defends the caves . . .
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976576709
  • Publisher: Atlantic Coast Media
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry Baxter lives on the Atlantic coast in Gloucester, Massachusetts. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and music; he plays trumpet in several local jazz bands. He has an engineering degree from R.P.I., and has started several electronics firms; when he’s not writing, he consults in capacitive sensor technology.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    Mayan archeological mystery turns into a medical thriller

    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.

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