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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Variance Publishing (June 12, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935142534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935142539
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 6 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,148,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Q: Awakening reads like the work of a seasoned and artful master of the genre. International in scope, intense in action...don't be caught on the sidelines of this quest."

- David Sakmyster, author of The Pharos Objective

"...a new breed of thriller, captivatingly lyrical, but still packing double-barrels of adrenaline."

-Sean Ellis, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant

"Sometimes poetic, often gritty, always captivating, this international thriller is a skillfully crafted quest you won't soon forget."
 
-Joe Moore, internationally bestselling co-author of The Phoenix Apostles

"...exciting, tightly written, and smart. Q: Awakening belongs on The New York Times Best Sellers list. The plot smacks of an Indiana Jones movie or a Dan Brown novel, but Q: Awakening is smarter, edgier, and more credible. This is a delightful discovery...and a thrilling and thoughtful read."

-ForeWord Clarion "Five Star" Review


<span><span>"Q: Awakening reads like the work of a seasoned and artful master of the genre. International in scope, intense in action...don't be caught on the sidelines of this quest." </span></span>

<span><span>-<span> </span></span></span><span>David Sakmyster</span><span>, author of The Pharos Objective</span>

<span>"...a new breed of thriller, captivatingly lyrical, but still packing double-barrels of adrenaline."</span>
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-<span>Sean Ellis</span><span>, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant</span>

<span>"Sometimes poetic, often gritty, always captivating, this international thriller is a skillfully crafted quest you won't soon forget."</span>
<span> </span>
-<span>Joe Moore</span><span>, internationally bestselling co-author of The Phoenix Apostles</span>

"...exciting, tightly written, and smart. Q: Awakening belongs on The New York Times Best Sellers list. The plot smacks of an Indiana Jones movie or a Dan Brown novel, but Q: Awakening is smarter, edgier, and more credible. This is a delightful discovery...and a thrilling and thoughtful read."

-ForeWord Clarion "Five Star" Review
--Foreword Clarion Five Star Review

From the Author

"The idea of writing a philo-thriller based on the Q Gospel came to me as I wandered through one of the greatest collections of ancient manuscripts in the world, the nearly two thousand year old library of the Monastery of St. Catherine in the Sinai. But for a long time, Q was nothing more than a vague notion, a story I might someday write. Then one storm-tossed day, as I sat atop my surfboard off the western coast of New Zealand's South Island, the image of Declan Stewart, the man at the very center of the Q trilogy, arose in my imagination and kindled a fire. And so I returned to St. Catherine's and a Middle East in the the midst of revolution and turmoil, to finish my research and begin the book."
- G.M. Lawrence

More About the Author

G.M. Lawrence is the executive chairman of Pacific Financial Group, a university lecturer and distinguished scholar. He is a former deep-sea diver, a marine conservationist, and a surfer whose travels take him into the very heart of the exotic and often dangerous locales he writes about. His cultural experiences throughout the Middle East and his association with well-known members of the worldwide surfing community infuse his locales with realism and his characters with an emotional depth that is rare in contemporary thrillers.

In addition to writing fiction, Lawrence is the author of the perennially best-selling business books and is a frequent speaker at domestic and international investment conferences. He and his family divide their time between their homes in Southern California and Texas. Q: Awakening is his first novel and the first in the Q trilogy.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily Forsdick on June 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The new thriller Q: Awakening is a great find for book lovers. It is filled with exotic locations, suspenseful actions, mysteries to be uncovered, and multi-dimensional characters both good and evil...with a little romance sprinkled around. What more could a bibliophile ask for??

But there is more; the book is authentic; it is well researched and beautifully written with a cast of characters that beg for a movie camera. There is the sadistic Syrian the educated and cunning "gentleman" called "the Persian"; the scholarly, erudite Swiss Jew; the introspective savant child with the "dancing hand" who sees and knows much; the beetle; the soft and sweet Amala with a spirit of steel, and finally the conflicted and oftentimes doubtful, but always true, hero. All are in search of the same thing, all willing to risk whatever it takes, but for vastly different reasons. The climax leaves the reader reluctant to close the book and eager to resume the search in Q:Apocalypse, the next one in the trilogy.

The glossary of foreign words and phrases in italics in the text is best reviewed before one begins the book. "The History of Q and the Making of a Story" at the end of the text provides an interesting insight into the writer's personal preparation and purpose in penning this soon-to-be classic. I recommend reading it first.
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The Q is a threat of unimaginable powers and great value. Dr. Declan Stewart, foremost authority on ancient manuscripts, is more interested in getting Amala and her son to safety than finding the Q. However, Sharif and the Syrian have other plans. They kidnap Judah Lowe, academic scholar and persuade him to interpret an ancient map and manuscript that may lead them to the Q. It is just a matter of time before the action kicks in and it's anybody's guess who will get to the Q first.

Another battle over an ancient manuscript that may reveal great powers.
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For readers that are looking to be swept up into an adventure that leads you on a discovery both outwardly and within, then you will definitely want to add G. M. Lawrence's Q: Awakening to your reading list.

We are taken on this epic journey with Dr. Declan Stewart who soon finds himself in a struggle to not only escape from his past but his own perceived shortcomings and weaknesses as well. It soon becomes clear to the reader and to him that this will not be easy, and that is only part of the quest. There are people out to make sure he doesn't success in what is seen as a divine assignment, and this along with his own misgivings about himself and the world as he knows it leaves him not only conflicted but on the run for his life.

This is one of those books that is able to marry the spiritual and the psychological while giving you a literary gift in the process. There is so much more to this book that might meet the eye, and at the end of the day you are left wondering if this is an assignment you would be able to carry out yourself.

Brimming with action and enough excitement to keep you not only interested but intrigued, G. M. Lawrence's Q gets an "A" for being an amazing adventure for readers of all genres.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle Lawrence Griggs on June 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Q:Awakening WOW! I predict this will be one of the summer's biggest blockbusters. I could not put it down. The story, which centers around the search for a lost gospel, is filled with evil characters, good guys, a beautiful woman, a stange child who can see the future, and a priest. Their lives intersect in exotic and dangerously intriguing places around the world as the protagonist alternately embraces and denies his destiny. Quite simply, the book is an international thriller with philosophical undertones which will keep the reader spellbound. Highly recommended!
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