Awaken

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Thomas Jet is a successful investment banker from Chicago. His life is well ordered until his father dies, and he makes a promise to go on a fateful journey to a family reunion in South Carolina. After Thomas learns his father's real identity and his involvement with an ancient African secret society, he starts a quest for truth that will change his life forever.

More secrets continue to emerge that force him into the shadowy world of industrial espionage where cartels control ...

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Overview

Thomas Jet is a successful investment banker from Chicago. His life is well ordered until his father dies, and he makes a promise to go on a fateful journey to a family reunion in South Carolina. After Thomas learns his father's real identity and his involvement with an ancient African secret society, he starts a quest for truth that will change his life forever.

More secrets continue to emerge that force him into the shadowy world of industrial espionage where cartels control the international diamond trade. Thomas is forced to take drastic actions to save his life. Along the way, he discovers the real secret his father was hiding from the powerful forces that are chasing Thomas. A secret they will kill to possess. Every step into his father's past delves Thomas deeper into his powerful ancestral roots as he and the African secret society search for clues to the location of a vast lost treasure.

Now Thomas is locked in a life-or-death race to find the treasure before the diamond cartel's agents unravel the secret clues hidden for half a millennium.

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Lynia White
This fast-paced story has many twists and turns. It is truly unpredictable. Timothy George takes his readers on a roller coaster. The adventure is very thrilling and entertaining. George's masterful use of suspense keeps the reader enthralled. This novel is one-of-a-kind and a must-read.

Lynia White is a columnist, book reviewer and the founder of The Quality Corner Bookstore. For more book reviews by Lynia, visit her blog at www.thequalitycorner.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780985236410
  • Publisher: MVP Publishing Group LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,187,660
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

"Awaken" is the first novel written by author, Timothy George. The author has traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and the Caribbean. His travels inspired his interest in African culture and history. He was also intrigued by many of the stories he was told by the interesting people he met on his adventures through Africa. He found a passion for researching African history and bringing many of its vibrant characters to life in his book. The author also blends some of his insight as a former corporate executive as well as growing up in the South into this book. See author's website http://www.mvppublishinggroup.com
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Great Read!!!

    Great Read!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    Awaken is a powerful story about heritage and restoration. Auth


    Awaken is a powerful story about heritage and restoration. Author Timothy George takes an innovative approach in this African-focused tale by combining mysticism and adventure while openly challenging what readers think they know about the continent’s history.

    After his father’s death, Thomas Jet, an investment banker, meets Dr. Oble, an African psychic seer, when he attends his family reunion in South Carolina. Dr. Oble addresses Thomas as Jesse, the name of his late uncle. After his encounter with Dr. Oble, Thomas begins to have disturbing dreams, which leads him to reach out to the psychic. While in Virginia on business with his old Army buddy, Jack Regis, Thomas connects with Dr. Oble again to learn more about his family history. He tells Thomas about the oral history of many African tribes that was passed down through the generations. Thomas learns that he is a part of that tradition.

    As a favor to Thomas, Jack, a former CIA agent, uses his connections to collect information about Dr. Oble. This act sets off a series of events that brings both Thomas and Jack to the attention of the CIA. The men later learn that a security firm called the International Bureau of Commerce (IBC), which is staffed by mercenaries, has also taken an interest in them.

    When Dr. Oble summons Thomas for the final time, Thomas finds himself with other men Oble has recruited from across the country. During their awakening, the men learn that they are descendants of the leaders of seven African tribes. They are charged with regaining Africa’s greatness after centuries of colonialism and corporate pillaging. An elusive artifact and lost treasure are the keys to “The Brotherhood” achieving its goal of restoring Africa to its former greatness.

    This book offers action and suspense; it is also intellectually stimulating. George exposes the reader to obscure historical references like the remote viewing programs the United States government funded from the 1970s to the mid-1990s, and the trans-Atlantic expeditions of African King Abubakari Bakr II. The idea of descendants of African tribes accepting the call to rebuild the continent, which has been ravished for so many years, makes for an exciting storyline. I found myself not only cheering for the main characters, but also enlightened by George’s descriptions of African culture. The ending leaves the reader wanting to know more about the exploits of Thomas and “The Brotherhood.” I suspect (and hope) a sequel will be forthcoming.

    Awaken is provocative and insightful. I highly recommend it.


    Melissa Brown Levine
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    Independent Professional Book Reviewers

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