From Author’s Website:

Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his career as well as the memory of his deceased wife and partner on proving his widely-panned theory: Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of Ancient Egypt, was murdered. When a statue of the doomed Queen is discovered in an Olmec excavation site, Smyth is drawn to Mexico to investigate and, hopefully, find the proof that has evaded him for so long. Soon, he finds himself in the middle of the rivalry between the sexy, bewitching international thief, Victoria Kent, and commanding, ruthless Russian mobster, Dmitri Kronastia.

Both Dmitri and Victoria hold pieces to the puzzle that will finally shed light on Cleopatra’s death. As Shep is drawn further into their world of ancient gods, supernatural powers, and alternative history, little does he know that the fate of all—even humanity itself—may hinge on his ability to discover the truth among their fragmented claims. Working to decode the true past while attempting to save the future, Shep becomes a pawn in the hands of forces working out a quest older than the pyramids—a quest that may lead to the end of everything when it all comes together on 12.21.12.

My Review:

I was blown away by this book. I really didn’t know much about it other than the synopsis above. The description intrigued me which is why I asked to be on the tour. This book went beyond anything I expected.

The way I described it to my mom was that it was a cross between Indiana Jones and Stargate with a little of Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon thrown in. It was a highly intellectual read and I loved it. Sometimes I find myself bored with normal romances because there isn’t anything that makes my mind think and process. I did that through this whole book. I literally could not put this book down and I haven’t been able to be quiet about it either.

Killian did a masterful job of weaving a contemporary story that explored the history of Egypt and the paranoid suspicion of the Mayan Calendar. She did it brilliantly. I am in awe with how she did it and then the conclusion she lead everyone too. There are twists that you never expect. Killian gave her readers enough to whet their appetite for more information about what was going to happen.

I am eagerly looking forward to Killian’s next novel. I hope it will be as amazing as this one.

I give 12.21.12 a rating of 5 Horseshoes!!

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Publication Details:

Author Killian McRae
Title 12.21.12
Format eBook
Publication Date December 2010
Publisher Omnific Publishing
ISBN 978-1-9363-0554-4