At the beginning of Q:Awakening by G.M. Lawrence, Dr. Declan Stewart seems to have vanished from the face of the earth and he is more than content to keep it that way. However, when an old friend finally tracks him down and asks for his assistance in finding Q, Declan knows he must use his vast knowledge about ancient manuscripts to help him. Declan is aware that this will not be an easy task and that he will have to relive a terrible chapter of his life in order to follow through on this promise while trying to fulfill a prophecy.
Q is a manuscript believed to be the word of God that will lead to the return of Jesus Christ. As a result, the world would be united under the cross. Naturally, other religions do not want this to occur. Therefore, they set out to locate Q first so they can do with it what they will, possibly to destroy it or decipher it in an attempt to disprove its message. This story follows several people who are interested in finding Q, each for their own personal reasons. There are even divisions within groups that are working together, which adds greatly to the drama. Figuring out who can be trusted and who may be likely to double-cross the others is half the fun.
Q:Awakening is an excellent book. It is set mainly in the Middle East which makes sense considering where the roots of Christianity began. The author adeptly grabbed my attention from the first page and held it throughout the entire story. He utilized several different elements that readers often respond to, including: love, murder, intrigue, and secrets. There is a good amount of action incorporated into the story but I was equally impressed by the portrayal of the thought processes the characters exhibited.
Q:Awakening by is the first book in a trilogy and I have nothing but high praise for its content. It is intended for an adult audience that enjoys action and has interest in the differences among religions. I can not wait to see what will befall Declan as he moves into the next phase of his quest.