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"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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Great story set in Mérida, Yucatan, a place where every day is an adventure. I highly recommend this book. It is an eye-opener and takes you inside the hearts and minds of the people of Yucatán.
I couldn't put the book down even through the laptop I was reading it on was getting heavy. I don't have a Kindle device but downloaded Kindle for PC to my laptop.
Good story, well written, and we all learn some things along the way. Now I want more.
Full disclosure, I know the author - but I liked the book more than just because I know Beryl. And I want more --- and I think I am hooked on 2012 fiction now.
More importantly, she does not forget the Maya themselves -- something that happens all too often in stories about 2012 (see the movie by the same name) -- nor delicate social problems presented by the presence of foreigners in the Maya region. For example, one Maya character grumbles, "This is what the Maya have come to, he thought, getting angrier and more depressed by the moment. Servants to f----- tourists who think our history is fascinating and that although we modern Maya are for s---, our ancestors long ago were incredible."
2012 Deadly Awakening is a fun book. Period. The bonus is that is also teaches you about Mérida, Mexico, the people who live there, and some of the remarkable facts surrounding the Maya 2012 story. My only complaint is that the black and white images included in this self-published book do nothing to illustrate the action and even take away from the crackling prose. Warning: Reading this book might make you curious enough to book a flight to Mérida.
--Joshua Berman is the author of MOON BELIZE, MOON NICARAGUA, and MAYA 2012: A Guide to Celebrations in Mexico, Guatemala, Belize & Honduras