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Beautiful Sacrifice: A Novel
by Elizabeth Lowell

Published: 2012-05-22
Hardcover : 400 pages
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According to Maya legend, December 21, 2012, will mark the end of the world as we know it. Is it myth . . . or will their prediction become reality?

Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancient Maya artifacts, splitting her time between digs in South America and the ...

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According to Maya legend, December 21, 2012, will mark the end of the world as we know it. Is it myth . . . or will their prediction become reality?

Archaeologist Lina Taylor has devoted her life to studying ancient Maya artifacts, splitting her time between digs in South America and the classroom teaching college students. But the professor's structured, academic life is about to spin out of control. Some extremely valuable and important Maya artifacts have gone missing. Are the culprits fanatics determined to create chaos and usher in annihilation?

Helping out a friend, former immigration and customs enforcement officer Hunter Johnston is determined to recover the missing pieces and he needs Lina's help. A man used to calling the shots and working alone, he isn't comfortable letting anyone get close, especially a beautiful and brainy woman like Lina. His gift for reading people tells him there's a lot going on below that professional exterior, and he's more than a little curious to probe her depths.

Burying herself in her work, Lina's had little experience handling men, especially one as fascinating and exasperating as the secretive, headstrong Hunter. A devoted archaeologist, she has the skill to excavate those protective layers all the way to his core.

But finding the missing artifacts is only the beginning of a mystery that will plunge these unlikely partners into adventure, romance, and danger more thrilling, sensual, and deadly than either of them knows. . . .

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  "Beautiful Sacrifice"by Deemann11 (see profile) 09/23/12

For the first time in the history of our book club three of our five members did not complete a book. It was just too slow moving in too many places. There were some adventurous and scary parts but I... (read more)

 
  "An interesting "end of the world" tale"by riegerd (see profile) 06/08/12

Beautiful Sacrifice centers around Lina Taylor, her family, a new ex-cop "friend" and stolen Maya artifacts. All the events in the story take place in the days leading up to the Maya 2012 end of the world.... (read more)

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