Cambridge scholar Stella Cody and Kit O'Connor are two newlyweds whose honeymoon treat to each other is exploring a cave for the lost Crystal Skull, which legend holds that it is the key to preventing the end of the world from occurring on December 21, 2012. British author Manda Scott's latest mystery gives us a barn-burner of a thriller that takes us on a National Treasure-like journey through Mayan lore and the Nostradamus-style prophesy's of Cedric Owen, a 16th century scientist who was the last keeper of the jewel who hid it in this lost cavern over 400 year ago. Owen left clues to the location of the Crystal in a riddle of a poem. But there's trouble afoot when Stella and Kit do manage to recover the stone. She must keep it from falling into the hands of the forces of eeevillll... Yeah, it's quite a ripping yarn, as the Brits say, and it will keep you turning pages and looking over your shoulder until the very end.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our June, 2008 issue.
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