The Watchers (Covert Missions Book #1)

The Watchers (Covert Missions Book #1)

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by Mark Andrew Olsen
     
 

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Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but

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Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree--one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. Throughout history they've scouted the borders of the supernatural frontier, but now their survival hangs by a thread. And their fate lies in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve. . . .

"Congratulations. You just reached my own little corner of cyberspace.
Who am I?
Abby Sherman, that's who.
Who are you? And why are you checking me out?
Drop me a few pixels, and let's find out!"

With that innocent invitation, Abby Sherman unwittingly steps in the crosshairs of history, and thus begins her harrowing tale--taking her from ocean-front Malibu to the streets of London, the jungles in West Africa, the Temple Mount, Jerusalem, and to the very gates of heaven itself!

A sneak preview of eternity becomes her one-way ticket to danger--and discovery. . . .

Two lives collide in a globe-circling adventure involving both peril and discovery: Abby, a young woman whose visions of heaven turn her into a Web-celebrity; and Dylan, a troubled young man sent by an ancient foe to silence her. From California beachfronts to Nigerian rain forests to Jerusalem and back again, The Watchers is high-octane blends of action, mystery, and spiritual battle spanning centuries.

A woman's awe-inspiring vision launches her on a quest through distant lands and ancient history, face-to-face with eternity and into the arms of a family line on the brink of annihilation . . .

A man who is hired to exterminate her discovers the folly of blind loyalty, then learns how to wage war in a realm he never believed had existed . . .

An extraordinary saga of the unseen war against evil, the reality of the supernatural, and the transforming power of forgiveness.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441208408
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Series:
Covert Missions , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
516,198
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Mark Andrew Olsen, whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated on bestsellers Hadassah and The Hadassah Covenant. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.
Mark Andrew Olsen, whose novel The Assignment was a Christy Award finalist, also collaborated with Tommy Tenney on bestsellers Hadassah and The Hadassah Covenant. The son of missionaries to France, Mark is a graduate of Baylor University. He and his wife, Connie, live in Colorado Springs with their three children.

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4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
hummen More than 1 year ago
This book gripped me from the terrifying beginning to the tear-jerker ending. This is what great Christian writing is all about. The thought of a spiritual family tree and what that means in our own faith is simply fascinating. Fast-paced and thought-provoking - simply a masterpiece!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son started reading this book over a year ago. He kept urging me to read it. I finally did. Wow!!!! I immediately purchased The Warriors.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly one of the best books I have ever read! From the very moment I opened this book, it has kept my attention. I dont believe I have ever read a book before that is sooooo descriptive!!!! This is a must read. Now I am wondering how this authors other books are? Dont miss out.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Twentyish Abby Sherman is undecided what she will do with her life, but the deeply religious young woman is not concerned as she believes the Lord will show her the way. However, Abby is shocked to find out she has been contaminated with an inexplicable, deadly disease and given a short time to live. She posts her story including some strange dreams onto her blog. Thousands of women claim the same experience turning Abbey¿s blog into a popular site and her into an online star. Abby feels she owes it to everyone to learn the truth before she dies and make it clear on her blog that she intends to pursue this quest.----------------- Black Ops sniper Dylan Hatfield is assigned to kill Abby. He internally objects because he feels she has done nothing wrong to deserve death. He decides before completing this distasteful project, he will at least learn why this Abby is considered a danger needing elimination though he also fears the truth will make him aware that perhaps he is playing for the wrong team.--------------- At times graphic, WATCHERS is a terrific exhilarating romantic fantasy with the emphasis on the action on the mortal and supernatural planes. The story line is fast-paced yet quite vivid and needs a warning label: once started one can not stop reading this book. Abby is a strong female lead who wants to do good deeds before dying although she confesses to herself that she would like to know why for closure purposes too. Dylan in some ways is the more fascinating character as he ahs always been the loyal soldier willing to die for his mission, but has doubts about the honor of this assassination. Readers will appreciate this strong thriller that circles this world and that beyond.----------- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action packed and wonderfully descriptive of the supernatural forces at work in every day life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! I have felt for a long time that the African American church is more open to the miraculous power of God. The angelic vs demonic war that goes on around us is real if the Bible is true, however, the modernized intellectual worlrd can not allow themselves to believe in the reality of this war and the part they play in it. Thanks to the author who like Peretti before him opens our eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the idea of a spiritual heritage, and really enjoyed this book and series. Very well written and moving, this is a great read that I will recommend to my friends, Christ followers and non-Christians alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great christian book, would recommend it to a friend!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
In an adventure so complex, moving and most of all, captivating, the author takes you onto the spiritual battlefield. I have never given a 5 star rating out before, waiting instead for that extraordinary novel to appear. This is that novel. On this incredible journey you will find hope in times of need, the necessity of unity in Christ and the 'breaches' caused by ignorance and hatred. Yet most of all it is about healing those wounds and unifying His Body.