Can one man stop the apocalypse?an one man stop the apocalypse?
MAC CARTER lived in several foster homes before he met his best friend, RUSTY BANFIELD. Rusty’s mother took Mac in during high school, and Rusty and Mac are business partners in their architectural firm, Carter-Banfield.
Now almost 40, Mac vows to quit drinking so much when he wakes up with yet another hangover. He remembers being at The Inferno the night before and meeting two men who started talking about December 21, 2012.
EMMA WAKELY, Mac’s long-time girlfriend is interested in all the doomsday prophecies, and Mac and Rusty tell her not to buy into any of it. Emma joins a 2012 group with her sister, and it seems that Mac can’t get away from the propaganda.
While out of town on business, Mac meets a stunning woman, VAREEDA SHINTUK. Vareeda shows up every time Mac and Rusty travel, and Rusty becomes suspicious even though Mac tells him she is a consultant and her client needs an architect.
One evening, Vareeda brings up December 21, and tells him all the theories surrounding the ominous date. Mac finds it interesting. He begins secretly corresponding with Vareeda and his life and relationships begin to unravel. Mac is confused by his feelings and unsure if he wants to stay in business with Rusty, or go work for Vareeda.
Vareeda reveals that he is the last descendant of the gods and must return to her planet, Chasra, on December 21, 2012. If he goes, he will take his place as leader of the Great Council and bring peace to the universe. If he doesn’t go, life will end.
Joanne Hirase-Stacey, corporate in-house counsel for Hoku Corporation and adjunct professor at Idaho State University, is experienced in contract law and insurance law. Her novel, 2012: The Rising, is her first book. She has additional manuscripts in development.