The Sixth Worldby Margaret Evans
Two anthropologists, caught in an international intrigue, lead an expedition into the lush hills of California's Central Valley to explore the unimaginable possibility of finding the Mayan civilization that vanished from Central America in the ninth century. They discover ancient, Mayan hieroglyphics that tell of the approaching end of the Mayan Fifth World, a vast… See more details below
Two anthropologists, caught in an international intrigue, lead an expedition into the lush hills of California's Central Valley to explore the unimaginable possibility of finding the Mayan civilization that vanished from Central America in the ninth century. They discover ancient, Mayan hieroglyphics that tell of the approaching end of the Mayan Fifth World, a vast treasure of gold and fantastic technology, hidden for centuries in preparation for the new age. As the fateful time draws near, ritual killings occur suggesting the Maya have survived to oversee the new age, and it is up to Amy Parrish and Joe Magee to stop the diabolic plot that threatens to destroy the Maya and the earth itself.
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It is an expertly written, flawlessly plotted mystery thriller. Where THE DA VINCI CODE grips the reader in a breakneck race to discover the Goddess and the secrets of Mary Magdalene, THE SIXTH WORLD entangles the reader in a race against terrorists and numerous foes to discover the lost civilization of the Maya and its secrets. THE SIXTH WORLD is the story of two anthropologists working for the San Francisco Museum of American Antiquities, who lead three expeditions into the hills of California¿s Central Valley to prove the theory that the Maya vanished from Central America in the ninth century only to reappear in the United States. They believe the Maya accomplished this by a slow, planned exodus in boats, having been forewarned by their gods of the coming invasion of Spain. Here, they built a city composed of temples, pyramids, and a library packed with astrological calculations and predictions for the future. Oh, yes, and a large supply of gold. The primary plot driving the novel is the ancient Mayan prediction that the world will end in 2012. Because THE SIXTH WORLD is also a well-researched novel and remains true to the facts we know about the Mayan culture, the reader should be prepared for a few grizzly sacrifice scenes, as the descendants of the Maya welcome the approach of the Sixth World. For those who enjoy expertly plotted, fast-paced fiction, I highly recommend this book. Order a copy of THE SIXTH WORLD today and see for yourself. No kidding.
With an interesting Mayan historical mystery for background (that is sprinkled with a dash of the future), the author has set her intriguing story in the present-day lush California countryside, balancing it perfectly with two inquisitive scientists unexpectedly turned detectives. The novel is full of masterful shadings of place and character and appealing local color, where danger seems to abound at every turn, where nothing is what it appears to be, and where no one is who they say they are. The book's vivid descriptions, detailed historical background, stylish writing, and cleverly crafted plot left me wanting more from this exciting new author, Margaret L. Evans. A most interesting and intriguing fast-forward slant on an ancient mystery - a fascinating & suspense-filled read - I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book as a 'must' for mystery fans and action thriller fans alike!