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Dunne, Sep 2002, 24.95, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0312280750

In 2012, the world has plenty of trouble to contend with already when the signal begins. Something is coming from underneath the Antarctic ice and it is emitting world wide as ancient artifacts that ignore artificial man-made boundaries are activated. The millenniums old monuments connect to one another via low frequency sound waves, but no one knows why the activation started or what the intent is. Many feel it is the end of the world as predicted by the Mayans.
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Scientists from all walks of life turn to the once dormant ancient artifacts seeking to interpret a recurring symbol that will either prove the final devastation of humanity or its savior. As China and the United States stand ready to battle over possession of this arcane force, humanity has one week to uncover a truth from the sunken depths of Atlantis that has been ignored for twelve millenniums.

DECIPHER is the blending of myths and ancient history inside an action packed modern day science fiction thriller. The story line never slows down as the pace is at a rate faster than the speed of light. None of the key players really stands out as they seem to all behave in a standard heroic script manner.

Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Tech./$$$/Info hunt    -   Yes Stealing/recovering/destroying    -   info about lifeform(s)/society/phenomena Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   40's-50's


Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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