The Twelve is an extraordinary and unforgettable novel about a most unusual man. As a child, Max lives in a world of colors and numbers, not speaking until the age of six. As an adult, Max ventures on a journey of destiny to discover the secret behind the ancient Mayan prophecy about the “end of time.”
When he is fifteen years old, Max has a near death experience during which he has a vision that reveals the names of twelve unique individuals to him. While Max cannot discern the significance of these twelve names, he is unable to shake the sense that they have deep meaning. After completing his schooling at Harvard and Yale, eight years pass before Max meets the first of the twelve.
With this first meeting, Max’s voyage of discovery begins, as he strives to uncover the identities and implications of the twelve individuals—individuals that he will meet during his journey towards truth, all of whom seem connected, and all of whom may hold the answer to what will happen at the exact moment the world might actually end.
The novel takes the reader on a series of amazing adventures throughout Jerusalem, Athens, London, India, Istanbul, China, Japan and Mexico, culminating in an understanding of why and how Max and the twelve are destined to unite to discover the magnitude of December 21, 2012. The outcome of their meeting could fulfill an ancient Mayan prophecy, controlling the future of life on our planet. Only the twelve can provide the answers, as the fate of all humanity rests in the balance.