Bestselling author Whitley Strieber has written about aliens, global superstorms, climate change, even vampires, and now he boldly takes on the 2012 enigma in 2012: The War for Souls, a chilling thriller packed with action and sci-fi intrigue.
Strieber’s story follows archeologist Martin Winters at the pyramids in Giza, where something amazing and profound is occurring, something that heralds a new age of chaos and disorder as people around the globe begin experiencing the bizarre effects of mysterious dark lenses rising out of the earth. What these lenses are, and even more importantly whom they serve, sends Winters on a mission to find the truth as the date of December 21, 2012 closes in, a date predicted by the ancient Mayan as the end of time as we know it.
Parallel to Winters’ story, we meet science fiction writer Wiley Dale, who discovers he is living in a literal universe alongside Winters’ own. The two heroes must find a way to merge their realities in order to save the world from one impending fate.
Strieber is at his best combining tons of action with mystical references from ancient aliens to modern-day government conspiracies. This time he throws in plenty of Mayan culture, archeological discoveries, and even a bit of quantum physics for what may be his most epic novel in scope to date. And with director Michael Bay (“Transformers”) already working on a film version, you can be sure everyone will be awaiting the outcome of that fateful day, December 21, 2012, just as we baby boomers excitedly awaited Orwell’s 1984 and Y2K.
Will anything like this actually happen as we roll into the year 2012? Probably not, but who cares? This novel is a rollercoaster ride as a work of fiction, a page-turner that will keep you up into the wee hours of the morning - and if any of it ends up coming true, well, we’ll all find out together in a few years!