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It's December 1999, and computers around the globe start to freeze in an eerie countdown to the millennium. An FBI chief tracks down the computer virus to the ruins of an ancient Mayan city. If she can't figure out the virus's hidden code before January 1, the planet may face a power of apocalyptic proportions.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 23rd 2000 by Tor Books (first published 1999)
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Ross Vincent
Jan 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Back in the day, 2000 was something mysterious. It was the start of something - and people were afraid, since they werent sure WHAT it was.

This book looks at one of the ideas the 01-01-00 was going to be the start of a new cycle in the Mayan calender- but more than that, it could be a possible first contact with an ancient civilization outside our planet.

The book is dated - it is over 20 years old- but still an interesting read.
Cyrus Douglas Vincent
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
Bad, not good.
Kristin Lundgren
This book, although written for the millennium, still is a good book. Since we have a newly calculated doomsday theory ready for us this winter, I thought it would be fun to drag this one out of the box and read it. It was sparked by a 01.01.00 marketing campaign, but the author is good, and keeps it to strictly a computer/SF/Mayan thriller. As the millennium approaches, a computer virus starts attacking virtually all computers across the wold, shutting them down at the same time each night, ...more
Brent
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-500-fy16
Audiobook.
So I was interested in this as a Retro/Throwback story to the Y2K issue back in 1999. The writing was rigid and stiff and had way too much code in it... even for a Code writer. The reader (for those interested) was one fo the worst narrators I ave ever listened to. I kept to the end because the story was compelling in its own right... mystery of a virus from space that is tied to the Ancient Mayans and how their math and binary line up was intriguing. As soon as it started to get good,
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Jade
Jul 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Educational. It was a very interesting read, I learnt a lot about the Mayan culture which was fascinating. Although the book was about the turn of the millinuem, the insight into Mayan society and culture was a big part of the book. I liked how the book emphasizes the importance of our past, and the perservation of our history as our ancestors may have more knowledge to share than we expected.
The book dragged at times with a little too much technical information that I couldn't understand,
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Shari Scott
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay this one was tough. I loved the storyline taking place in Guatemala, but truly had to skim over the advanced computer descriptions and numerical explanations. The Mayan civilization has always fascinated me, and the same goes for archaeology, so it was very much as if I was reading two books at the same time...a text book and an adventure. Don't let the date discourage you from reading this book...it is a good story regardless.
geekboy42
Jul 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
About a techie FBI agent who takes on a case involving what seems to be the computer network virus of the millennium. The technology covered is very believable and the story takes a few neat turns, but overall, it ended up seeming like a subtle new age religion work.
Tom Pintong
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
starts a little weird, but it gets pretty decent. It's too bad I didn't read it when the millenium actually came, since it would have added a bit more exciement to the whole premise. It gave me 5 seconds of hope for the human race at the end.
Helen
Sep 12, 2007 rated it did not like it
I officially give up on this book...like 12 years later.

Especially since I haven't owned this book for quite some time.
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Born in Cuba and raised in Central America, R.J. Pineiro spent several years in the midst of civil wars before migrating to the United States in the late 1970s, first to Florida to attended Florida Air Academy in Melbourne. There, RJ earned a pilot's license and high school diploma in 1979, before heading to Louisiana for college.

R.J. earned a degree in electrical engineering from Louisiana State
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