The Sixth World

The Sixth World

by Margaret Evans

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ISBN-13: 9781462807871
Publisher: Author Solutions
Publication date: 02/12/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 991 KB

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The Sixth World 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
plappen on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Set in present-day California, Joe Magee is a world-renowned anthropologist and expert on Mayan culture, working for a local museum. He is set to lead an expedition into California¿s Central Valley to explore the bizarre possibility that Mayan culture may have made it that far north, before they disappeared many centuries ago. Magee is told to include Amy Parrish, another world-renowned Mayan expert, in the expedition. The museum Board is less than convinced that is is a good idea.She moves into Magee¿s isolated house in the hills, and the two immerse themselves in Mayan culture. One night, a strange computer virus is found on Joe¿s laptop, where he keeps his scientific data. The computer seems to turn on by itself, and sends Joe¿s files to an unknown location. Sean Gables is another museum employee, who is not what he seems. Sometimes, he is legitimately helpful to Joe and Amy, and other times, he acts, well, the word "slimy" comes to mind. Strange things are going on, but neither Joe or Amy can put their finger on it.Later, a dead body is found in the nearby hills, a Hispanic male with his heart cut out. For most people, this is just a particularly gruesome murder, but for Joe and Amy, it means a lot more. According to Mayan prophecy, the Fifth World is ending, and the Sixth World will be coming in a few years. It is to be preceeded by three human sacrifices. Days later, two more bodies are found with their hearts removed, right on time. Someone is putting up a very large Keep Out sign. Joe has an anonymous benefactor paying him a lot of money to find Mayan culture in those hills. The Sixth World is characterized by a shift in the earth¿s magnetic pole, causing worldwide catastrophe. At that time, Mayan culture will rise again, and rule the world. During a mini-expedition in the hills with some college students, Joe and Amy make some huge discoveries which prove that the rumors of Mayan culture making it as far north as central California are not just rumors.This is a really good thriller story. My only criticism is that the first half of the book could have moved a little faster. Stick with the book, and this is a story that will give the reader plenty to think about. Also, keep an eye on the month of December, 2012. According to Mayan prophecy, at that time, big things are supposed to happen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!