Mayan Key

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Russell Palmer's adventure in the Yucatan Peninsula continues as he strives to recover the valuable Mayan key to extend time beyond December 2012. But his efforts pit Palmer against local authorities, brutal opportunists, and superstitious Mayan legends. Palmer unwillingly pulls police officer Gabriela Reynoso into his quest as they race to Belize to uncover ancient clues. Will Palmer survive this triumvirate of doom?
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About the author

Keith Jones was raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University. He moved to San Diego, California to attend California Western School of Law. He currently has a successful solo law practice in San Diego County. In addition to writing, Keith is an avid cyclist and enjoys travel, snorkeling, hiking, and the guitar. His debut novel, Mayan Equinox, won the San Diego Book Awards Association's 13th Annual Mystery/Thriller Category and the Salvo Press 7th Annual Book Award. Keith's sequel, Mayan Key, was released one and one half years later. More info about Keith and the release of The Suspicious Spouse, the first novel in his new H & S Investigation series, is available at www.keithajones.com. E-mail questions and comments to Keith at kjones9001@gmail.com.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 1, 2007
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Pages
268
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ISBN
9781627934268
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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