December 21, 2012. The day time stops. Jed DeLanda, a descendant of the Maya living in the year 2012, is a math prodigy who spends his time playing Go against his computer and raking in profits from online trading. His secret weapon? A Mayan divination game---once used for predicting corn-harvest cycles, now proving very useful in predicting corn futures---that his mother taught him.
"Unique and well constructed"
Jamie Angelo is part artist and part alchemist. His plastic surgery techniques are light-years beyond modern medicine. He can transform a haggard face into a masterpiece of ageless beauty. He is not God. But he is close. To ambitious models like Jaishree Manglani, Jamie is the ultimate fantasy - a master illusionist who can turn her dream of eternal youth into reality. Until the truth about Jami's "art" and "science" is revealed, and a nightmare ensues. Because if there's no such thing as perfect beauty, Manhattan's king of beauty might just be the gatekeeper of something other than human.
Eine Mischung von Go und Mensch-ärgere-dich-nicht, so ähnlich ist das Brettspiel, das Jed DeLanda von seiner Mutter geerbt hat. Sehr nützlich, um an der Börse zu spekulieren...