STORY-LINE WAKING LAZARUS:
Author D. J. Williams‘ mystery crime novel, Waking Lazarus, an action-packed thriller, enmeshes the reader into a many-layered story-line. Jake Harris’s commissioned by Doc Warren to write his memoir; Doc’s an old friend of Jake’s estranged father. Warren begins his narrative with his knowledge of Sister Evelyn, 1920’s evangelist. When Jake finds Warren murdered the next day, his life takes on a full-tilt drive of a lifetime. Jake received just enough information on Evelyn Shaw to whet his appetite. What started as a memoir quickly morphed into a something much more; the criminal elements of the world realize what has happened. Jake Harris, down and out addict, finds himself involved in a fight for his life.
Deaths, shootouts, conspiracies, murders, and criminals galore, pepper this deeply involved story. From the highest levels of government to an organization formed to protect the criminal underground and silence 1920’s Evangelist/revolutionary Sister Evelyn Harris, to present day arch criminals. Come along and follow Jake and company as they ferret out the secrets of Sister Evelyn and the impact on the world today. Who or what is Lazarus? That is the sixty-four thousand dollar question, and only by reading Waking Lazarus can you find out! Grab a comfortable seat, my mystery suspense novel/book reviews of Waking Lazarus follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Firstly, I must say how enthralled I was with this book. I could not put it down. From one fast-paced scene to another, author D. J. Williams leads the reader through a maze of conspiracies, criminals, and deaths. In the beginning, I was not sure this book would be my cup of tea. It did not take long before I knew this was a powerhouse of a book. A complicated conspiracy with many intensely driven characters and layers, Williams hooks the reader and does not let go as he leads you through his story. What a story this is!