544 страниц. 2010 год. Bantam 2012. The date is set. Time is running out. The ancient Mayans predicted the End of Days with uncanny precision. But they also provided the key to staving off apocalypse: a flawless sapphire of incomparable beauty carved into the perfect likeness of a human skull. For more than four centuries, the skull, and its legacy of dark intrigue and murder, have been hidden, protected by a code few can break. Now it's about to be found. But can we now uncover the secret that may yet save the world?