12.21.12: The Vessel

The las pat to save the future is to decode the past. The nly ay to decode the past is to save the future. Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his career and the honorable memory of his cousin and partner on proving his widely panned theory: Cleopatra VII, last sovereign pharaoh of Egypt, was not a victim of suicide as history suggests, but of a well-concealed murder. When a statue of the doomed Queen is unearthed in a pre-Columbian excavation site in Mexico, Shep rushes to investigate and, hopefully, find the proof that 's evaded him for so long. Working to unlock the mysteries he finds, Shep is about to learn much more than he ever bargained for. Suddenly thrust into the heated rivalry between sexy and enigmatic antiquities thief Victoria Kent and the infamous Russian mafioso Dmitri Kronastia, Shep finds himself a common pawn played by forces working to see out a quest older than the pyramids and cloaked in the Mayan Doomsday prophecy of 12.21.12.

Note: The third edition of this title is a ewrite of previous editions, and as such contains substantial variations including plot and resolution.
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Published December 20th 2013 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 19th 2010
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There is a whole world of Egyptian mythology hidden in this essay, well, not so hidden if you read the summary.The story had an intricate plot, featuring complex characters indulging in complicated relationships.

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Shep is an egyptologis and Eygptologist, jaded from losing his mothe and more determined than ever to prove his theory that Cleopatra was murdered.When he 's brought in to check out some finds at a dig site in Mexico for a college friend, his world is turned completely upside down.

Victoria, his friends intern, takes off with the artifacts, and Dimitri, a notorious mobster, shows up at the site to find out what happened.

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Then one day drunk Shep gets contacted by a old friend who has found a statue while digging in Mexico, but what can a statue of Cleopatra be doing in a Olmec excavation site.

Well when he lands that is the only time everything seems normal to Shep, and he is now going to be involved in something much arger than finding a statue of Cleopatra in Mexico.

You will want to read this ook, it contains so much of anythin.

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Killian McRae blended many concepts, both new and old and created an original story worthy of some praise.The book centers around several characters.W e have Sheppard Smythe ( known as Shep) an archeologist who lost his mother in a traffic accident in Egypt and is called in to assist on a dig site yet gets caught up in some trouble beyond what he could imagine.

However it also left questions to the characters themselves at times and why they thought or acted the way they did.

I also wish there was more detail to the surroundings, such as the dig site and other places the characters stayed.

I like wanting to take the time to think on the characte and plot.

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12.21.12 is a fast paced, well written story loaded with twists, turns and surprises that kept me burning through pages well into the night.I will say nothing of the plot.

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