This novella really should have been fleshed out as a full-length novel. While the story was potentially interesting (a college journalist researching Mayan end-times myths gets caught up in a conspiracy theory ... with flashbacks to historical times), the plot felt rushed and the characters underdeveloped.
Some of the characters also felt predictable ... and the "whodunnit" was revealed with all of the subtlety and foreshadowing of a sledgehammer.
Writing short-form fiction is a real challenge, because you have to get the whole story in without readers feeling like they've been cheated in the development process. This book fell a little short for me.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)