Two thousand years ago Jesus resurrected his friend, Lazarus, who founded a secret organization: SOAR. Since then Jesus has added to the resurrected—The Awakened—to aid Lazarus in SOAR's battle against Satan's slaves, the UnVeilers. The threat is escalating. The UnVeilers have stepped up their attacks on mankind through a charming leader and a devastating series of bombings in Dubai and Tel Aviv.
But the invasion doesn't stop with international terrorism. The UnVeilers are searching for a secret that Jesus embedded in Lazarus’ journal that not even Lazarus knows—and it will determine the fate of mankind. After a failed cyber-attack against SOAR's computers, Lazarus and his team of experts must find the secret before the UnVeilers do. What clue is he overlooking that could turn the tide of this ageless conflict?
The souls fighting with Lazarus are weary, but the war against evil is far from won. Can Lazarus and his team set aside their longing for heaven and put a stop to these satanic attacks before it's too late?
"The Awakened grabbed my attention from the first page and kept me reading when I needed to be doing other things. This novelist has honed his writing skills to a fine point in every way--premise, story, characters. And then there's the spiritual aspect, which drew me back to the Bible. I cannot wait to read the next in this amazing series!"
Hannah Alexander, author of the Hallowed Halls series
"From the surprising opening to the satisfying conclusion, Richard Spillman's, The Awakened, is a captivating read. Spillman's concepts are thought-provoking, and the story riveting, as forces of good and evil continue an age-old dance for victory. The memory of the story lasts long after the last page is turned."
Nancy J. Farrier, author of Bandolero and The Ranchero's Love
"The Awakened is a unique and imaginative supernatural thriller that combines history and scripture in a fascinating way. This entertaining page-turner will appeal to readers of Robert Liparulo and Eric Wilson. I loved it!"
Jill Williamson, Christy Award-winning author of the Kinsman Chronicles and the Blood of Kings trilogy