A novel which makes Crichton and Spielberg look small-time! There is a signal emanating from deep within the ice of Antarctica. Atlantis has awoken. Ancient monuments all over the world from the Pyramids of Giza, to Mexico to the ancient sites of China are all awakening too. Reacting to a brewing crisis not of this earth. Connecting to each other in some kind of ancient global network. A small group of scientists have the fate of the earth in their hands. And they have merely days in which to save it. Imagine that 12,000 years ago it really did rain for 40 days and 40 nights. That storms reigned supreme. Imagine that survivors of human civilization really were forced to take to boats or hide out in caves on mountaintiops. Then consider that these same myths from around the world predict this kind of devasatation will occur time and again. What occurs in nature with such frightening and predictable regularity? What could cause such a catastrophe? God? A pulsar. But not just any pulsar. Not the ordinary type that pulses once a second, or a minute, or even a week. This pulsar pulses once every 12,000 years and sends out a gravity wave of such ferocity it beggars belief.
Not only that, it's closer than anybody ever imagined. For it lives in our own backyard. It is the Sun. It is the year 2012. The secrets of Atlantis are encoded in crystal shards retrieved from the sunken city. Humanity has had 12,000 years to decipher their messages - now, there is one week left. In the greatest tradition of Jules Verne, and with the breath taking depth and pace of Michael Crichton, Stel Pavlou's Decipher is a roller-coaster ride through an epic of an adventure.
Stel Pavlou lives in Kent. He has worked in various jobs, received a degree in the USA and written the script for the film The 51st State, starring Samuel L Jackson and Robert Carlyle, which will premier in summer 2001.