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.
Timothy George was born in Detroit and grew up in the South. He is a graduate of Southern University. He always had a keen interest in African-American history and after traveling to Africa, he became inspired to write his first novel “Awaken." He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, South America and the Caribbean. His travels inspired his interest in African culture and history. He was intrigued 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. Timothy blends his insight as a former corporate executive as well as his experience growing up in the South into this book.
There are secrets galore in this book.The many agencies that are working either together or against each other to try to find out about the treasure and how to help or not help Africa is incredible.Just keeping straight who is a good or bad guy is a full time job.These men whose spiritual side was awakened for this specific purpose get life changing adventures and they will never be the same again.They all have some sort of needed quality that was looked into for them to be chosen.Right up until the end we are held in suspense as to who is going to have the treasure,if it exists and can be found, and if it really did fall into the right hands.Lives are changed and lost in about equal amounts.A good mystery -one that was hard to put down and not think about the next development until the next time you could read again.
This is a really fast paced action story that has a unique and interesting plot. There are lots of twists and turns and I occasionally had some trouble keeping the good guys and the bad guys apart. The book is sparsely written and I think it might have been improved by adding more descriptive detail and color but, bottom line, this is a gripping story. The cliff-hanger ending left me frustrated and impatient for the next in this series. I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
I didn’t finish this book. It’s the worse book I’ve read all year and that’s saying something since this has been a pretty bad book year. It’s stupid. The story doesn’t make any sense at all. I hate when I can’t finish a book. There has not been very many books that I couldn��t finish, even if I didn’t like the book. I power through. The few that I couldn’t finish ended up where this one is going. In the garbage. Yes throwing books away is an awful thing. If I’M throwing a book in the garbage. Please know it was pure trash. As this book is just pure trash. I wish I could give it -0 stars. Don’t waste your time. Instead of reading this book, get someone to pour cayenne peppers into your eyes. That experience will be more enjoyable trust me.