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ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year and just named a finalist in the 2014 Epic Awards (winner chosen in March). Resurrect has been called "a rollercoaster ride," "frighteningly plausible," and "impossible to put down." It's a reality-based apocalyptic thriller with a touch of romance.

Preventing his burning fighter from crashing into a neighborhood, Navy Commander Josh Logan...more
Paperback, First of the Trilogy, 383 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by Monarch Books
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Ruth Hill
What an exciting book with a fascinating premise. In fact, a teenager asked me today what I was reading, and just telling him the summary really made even him raise his eyebrows. If you like science, science fiction, and technology, this for you. The author even throws a romance in for good measure, and there are still questions as the story concludes. After all, this is a trilogy. The author has to leave something for you to bring you back!

Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and it was very...more
Jennifer Defoy
This book was amazing. I was so engrossed in it that I had a couple of sleep-reduced nights because I couldn’t turn the lights out and go to sleep. I had to keep reading to see what was going to happen next. Despite the fact that this is a trilogy, so I knew how it ended, there were so many other twists to the story that I never really knew what was coming next.

Action packed doesn’t even really begin to describe this one. It was also full of suspense, thrills, and romance. Then there was the fac...more
Scott Straub
"Resurrect" is unlike any book that I have ever read before. David Stevens has the amazing ability to present an unlikely situation in a methodical, rational way and persuade the reader to accept that this could actually happen! His style is that of Dan Brown and Tom Clancy rolled into one.



Aside from being an absolute page turner (almost every chapter leaves you hanging), the book provokes a lot of thought regarding life, death and what else is "out there". David's uniquely ambiguous writing sty...more
Kathleen
While Navy Commander Josh Logan was testing out a new fighter jet there was an engine malfunction. He manages to avoid crashing into a civilian neighborhood, but performs an emergency ejection from the jet a few moments too late and is critically injured.

A year later, he awakes from a coma and is offered a second chance at life with an genetically enhanced body, and guided only by a voice named Jesse, he is given a new mission to save the world from total destruction from a comet that is headed...more
Zachariah Dearing
A man’s body dies in a plane crash. But the man doesn’t die.

Navy Commander Josh Logan was transporting a new fighter jet to it’s new home. The engine catches on fire, and, being too far from any airport to land, crashes in the only uninhabited spot he could find. He wakes up a few days later - plus one year. During this time a voice tells him that he has been chosen to protect all life on Earth from a threat. Armed with only a Captain America-like body and a voice in his head, he must gather the...more
David K
A superb combination of realistic military experiences, plausible science, and thought provoking spiritual intrigue. Those of us with military flight experience will appreciate and be drawn to the aircrew experiences throughout the story. The astronomers and scientist among us will enjoy revisiting the real possibility of a threat of which most are unaware. The twist of the spiritual allows us all to look deep into the unknowns and to ponder well beyond the science. A real “sit up in your chair...more
Bethany
This was one of the more interesting books I've ever read. That's saying a lot. At first I wasn't liking it so much because it seemed boring and too adult for me, but as I got into it more and understood what was happening with the whole comet-deflection stuff, I really wanted to see how Josh was going to handle everything, and it became enthralling. This is a well-thought out book. There was a bunch of government type information, that I presume is accurate, popping up every corner that both co...more
Pamela
From the very first page of Resurrect it is very clear that author David E. Stevens knows what he is writing about. As a military man himself, Stevens brings a very credible edge to Resurrect. From the inner workings of an F/A-18 to the correct lingo of secret "black" programs, Resurrect is filled with extremely plausible descriptions and conversations.

On the flip side, the main character in Resurrect is Josh Logan, a man who has been reinvented into a superhero mutant with incredible strength a...more
Katie
First posted on my blog Legacy of a Writer.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began David Steven’s debut book, but from the cover and the synopsis, I was hoping for an exciting thriller. And that is what Steven has pretty-much accomplished with Resurrect.

I will say how Josh gets his “second chance” was a bit weird and intriguing. It really was different and surprising for me as a reader and it kept me guessing and very curious throughout the entire book.

The opening chapter pulled me in right aw...more
Laura Hartness
So here we are, at the end of 2012. If the Mayans were correct, we are weeks away from the end of the world. Catastrophe is due to hit us on December 21, 2012. Not buying it? Here’s a possibility offered by David E. Stevens, author of the novel Resurrect: It is entirely possible that a large comet could enter our solar system with little advanced warning, slam into Earth and obliterate life as we know it in the blink of an eye. How could we possibly respond to this? Do we even have the technolog...more
Linda
Nov 17, 2012 Linda added it
Warning: Spiritual caution–dealing with the netherworld (hell) that could impact your spiritual life in a negative way; using God’s name in vain (1st Commandment violation); sexual innuendos not appropriate for a Christian read.

This is a book that will speak to those interested in astrophysics, quantum mechanics, cosmology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. This author, David E. Stevens, writes a spell-binding book that takes gargantuan leaps into outer space technology that leaves you br...more
Sara
My wonderful husband wrote the bulk of this review since this book is more his type of genre than mine! :)

Resurrect ias a great concept that was turned into a good book. The idea of a person being brought back to life in a new body is pretty neat. Make that body the peak (or perhaps even just above the peak) of human limits, and it is even better. Give that person a contact that communicates with him in his thoughts and guides him towards his goal and you have the makings of a great spy novel.
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Mike
A United States Navy Test Pilot has crashed. When he awakens, he is in a hospital with the memory of the flight and all that led up to it. Then there's his wife. He is not sure where he is other that in a hospital. While awaiting his consciousness, he clearly remembers speaking with a person called Jesse. Jesse, has instructed Josh regarding the coming end of the world, or at least the end of the world as we know it.

"Resurrect", by David E. Stevens, is a captivating novel. The author's talents...more
Laura
When this title arrived in our house, my teenaged son saw the book and took off with it to enjoy it before I had a chance to crack open the pages and enjoy the ‘new book’ experience. The next morning he brought it back, said he’d read the entire book the day (and night) before and wanted to know when the next book in the series would be released. So, I took that as anyone with a love of good science fiction and adventure stories (genres that son #1 really likes) will enjoy this title. It isn’t t...more
Amy Bradsher
Did you ever wonder what would happen if Dee Henderson wrote sci fi? I'm pretty sure you'd get a book that would read a lot like Resurrect. Technical but with deadline drama, Stephens writes an action-packed thriller, and that's exactly why I liked it. I'm not a huge fan of the technical stuff, and I admit that when a paragraph moved in that direction my eyes began to skim, but the suspense more than makes up for that.

This isn't your average Cliffhanger, though, and Josh Logan isn't Stallone. Wi...more
Andrew
Resurrect is an excellent debut novel in a new action packed series. I enjoyed the thrilling concept of the novel. Josh Logan, the main character is a Navy Commander and he has to perform an emergency ejection out of his aircraft. Then he is offered a second chance at life by a voice named Jesse. The requirement is that he must live in another man's body. And he has to leave his old life behind for good and move on apart from his beloved wife. In his new body, he knows that a comet is headed tow...more
Chris Boblit
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Were I the LSO (Landing Signal Officer) on the USS Tom Clancy, I would give Dave Stevens debut novel an OK 3. That grade may sound mediocre to a civilian, but to a Naval Aviator it means that you just flew a perfect pass, snagging the ship's targeted 3 wire (arresting cable), and looking good while doing it. Dave "Even" Stevens and I were in the same Naval Attack Squadron, flying single engine jets off the USS Kitty Hawk. Dave is a graduate of Cor...more
Faye
A thrilling read!


What an excellent introduction to Mr. Steven's books! I was drawn in from the very first page, and I loved how throughout the action packed sequences I was able to keep up, with the pilot jargon because of Mr. Steven's excellent explanations and descriptions, that didn't take a single beat out of the gravity of the fast moving scenes.


In addition to the action, there was also an emotion side to the story because Josh had to make many tough decisions, tearing him away from his old...more
☆Brittany☆
*I won this book in a GoodReads first read giveaway* YAY!

I really enjoyed this book.

It was about a Navy pilot who died during a flight but was given a second chance by "someone". If Josh took the second chance then he would mentally be the same person BUT physically he'd look different, sound different, no one would recognize him, etc. His new body was created unblemished with heightened human senses so he could things better than everyone else.
If he chose the new life it would also mean he had...more
Charity U
This book was a fascinating adventure that you’ll have trouble putting down (I guarantee it!). The mesmerizing events around which this book is based will astound and thrill you…in addition to your previous fascination. :) My first thought when I read the last sentence? “When does the next book come out?” Incidentally, next out is “Conceive.” This book was packed with mystery, adventure, suspense, action, and excitement – so many genres I could put it under! Some of it was a little deep, but I n...more
Christian
In my experience, thrilling novels that are built from a factual foundation tend to fall flat on either the thrills or the facts. This novel is the rare exception that masters the tightrope walk. Dave Stevens draws off his engineering, astrophysics and Naval fighter pilot experience to weave together a novel that fires on all cylinders. I'm usually skeptical of 'factual' novels, so out of habit I'd put the book down to verify what turned out to be incredible (and eerily true) facts. In the vein...more
Brenda Jo
This is one of the best told stories I've ever read. The science of the premise of the story is founded in actual research and can be found on the Author's website. I wasn't able to do anything except read, eat and sleep while reading this one! I look forward to the movie and the subsequent stories! Good on you, David!
Craig
*Goodreads First Reads copy*

I found Resurrect to be the perfect blend of philosophy, religion and science in a action/thriller story. I only wish I had known ahead of time that it was the first of a planned trilogy of books.

For the most part the characters were believable, though I found it a bit difficult to believe that so many highly intelligent individuals would so quickly and fully trust a relatively unknown person, though he did have a 'mutual acquaintance'.

I loved how this story continu...more
Ryan Deken
Resurrect is a daring adventure that not only challenges you to think outside the box but also to look at the world from a higher level – all the while building an inspiring story out of an apocalyptic world scenario. With his distinctive voice that draws from his extensive knowledge and expertise, David E Stevens has crafted a thought-provoking story. His characters are well thought out, life-like and believable. The plot is well-conceived – layered with action, romance, and tough questions tha...more
Calvin Hammond
This book captured my attention at the very first sentence, and held it throughout the story.
The author's knowledge of astrophysics and military experience are tactile in this story. His development of the characters bonds you to them in a way that you can feel the intensity of the situations they are in. I don't think I have ever read a novel where the characters felt so real. It's like I could just call the characters on the phone and ask them "what happens next". Its obvious David's backgroun...more
Michael Wagner
It was a pageturner, hard to put down. What could we do to prevent a comet collision with Earth when any warning will be late? The story is also a look into what happens within the government and the keeping of secrets.
Margaret Tidwell
A very well written book, combining action, philosophy and science. Though sometimes heavy on the science side of things the book uses dialogue and character development to move you comfortably through some of the heavier bits allowing to the book to flow and bring you along, without making you feel like your in some college lecture hall. An excellence example of a talented writer combining mystery and science fiction into a riveting book. For those who like a great read with a lot of technical...more
Richard
Sep 22, 2012 Richard rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: engineers, scifi fans, aviation, military
I picked up Resurrect expecting a reasonably well written near-future military Scifi action knock-off. What I got was a page turner with cutting edge knowledge of the underlying premises of the story. Action and conjecture built upon fact, addressing a problem that is real and, unfortunately for us, probably overdue. Stevens' use of his personal experience in aviation and compartmented programs shines through as the story progresses down unexpected paths, raising questions about our existence an...more
Bart Winchester
Deve Steven's Resurrect starts almost literally with a bang, and just keeps going from there. If you like your action in large helpings, but with sides of metaphysical and scientific discussions, romance and humorous dialog, you really will like this book. I've read a lot of adventure novels but this one had me guessing until the end - I had to put my life on hold until I finished reading it! I even found myself glancing at the heavens for days afterwards. Highly recommended!
Ian Hall
Definitely one of the best reads I've had in a long time. I'm 15, and not much of a reader, so it was suprising that I just could not put this book down. It is extremely intriguing, even those not interested in books will love this story. The book is very thought provoking, and left me thinking about the text for several hours after being done reading. All around a fantastic read, I encourage everyone to give it a try!
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David E Stevens, a former Navy Commander and F-18 fighter pilot, holds engineering degrees from Cornell and the University of Michigan with graduate work in astrophysics. He served as the Strike Operations Officer for the Persian Gulf. He also test-piloted new fighters, received an aviation patent, and with a Top Secret clearance led classified defense programs.

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