IN THE COURTS OF THE SUN
D'Amato's unique and impressive doomsday thriller is vivid and filled with technical details and portraits
of Mayan life. Told through the believable hero, who convincingly describes every sense with insight and humor, this gripping adventure will have readers clamoring for book two.
Jed DeLanda, a Mayan descendant living in 2012, is a math prodigy who plays strategy games against his computer and profits from online trading. When his former mentor contacts him about a newly discovered Mayan document concerning a game that predicts the end of the world, Jed's recruited to travel back to 664 A.D. to uncover how the end will come. His brain waves are sent through a wormhole into the mind of a Mayan king, but instead, Jed arrives in the mind of a man about to become a human sacrifice. (DUTTON, Apr., 704 pp., $29.95)