Waking Lazarus By D. J. Williams

 

Waking Lazarus by D. J. Williams
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STORY-LINE WAKING LAZARUS:

Author D. J. Williamsmystery 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!

At center stage, the age-old battle between good and evil with Sister Evelyn Shaw, 1920’s charismatic evangelist, as the centerpiece.  Seen as before her time, Sister Evelyn Shaw forged bonds between whites, blacks, rich, poor, criminals, and citizens.  A threat to criminal elements of the world, a hidden agenda of criminals begin their track to dominance.  D. J. Williams kept the suspense at its highest peak throughout this novel.  Also, author D. J. Williams developed each character to its full potential.  With many threads to bring together to form this solid mystery suspense novel, Williams skillfully wove his plot lines, revealing them at the right moment.

With pacing, which made my heart race, I read until I fell asleep, and then grabbed the book again. Finally, in concluding my mystery suspense book reviews of Waking Lazarus, I found an original story-line, filled with varied and well-developed characters, pacing which made the heart pounding and excellent plotting.  I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend.

WAKING LAZARUS RECOMMENDATION:  STARS 5

Also, I felt I could do so less than give this book five stars.  What a powerhouse!  I highly recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a well-written mystery suspense thriller.  This book one has found a home on my keeper shelf.

FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:

Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest mystery suspense novel/book review.  Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion.  Consequently, all book reviews online and on my blog, are my opinions.  Also, no one influences my mystery, suspense, book reviews.

WAKING LAZARUS ABOUT THE AUTHOR D. J. WILLIAMS:

PROVIDED BY AUTHOR:

This latest novel is accompanied by a full soundtrack. Williams has worked alongside composer, Jené Nicole Johnson, to create an enhanced reading experience that has not been done before in book publishing. The soundtrack has been customized to fit readers of all kinds, whether they read fast or slow. It is a groundbreaking addition to the series that is already receiving rave reviews. Currently based out of Los Angeles, Williams continues to add to his producing and directing credits of more than 350 episodes of broadcast TV syndicated worldwide by developing new projects for television, film, and print.

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