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Dan Mulligan

June 8, 2012 | Category: Testimonial | Tags: .

The Awakening is an entertaining, fast-paced and intriguing introduction to what promises to be a great trilogy of novels. Author Marc Bolda pulls the reader into a world of many dangers: computer viruses; nuclear devices; a tsunami; a stock market collapse; occult rituals; and ancient artefacts with unpredictable powers. The novel is packed with memorable characters. My favourites are a dissolute lawyer despairing for meaning, a ruthless Nazi intent on world domination and a Vietnam vet searching for a change of luck and the perfect wave. There are even beautiful and seductive twin assassins. The Awakening moves quickly and is hard to put down. Mr. Bolda takes the reader from a courtroom in Vancouver to a research ship above the Marianas Trench; from the beaches of Oahu to a lair in deepest Siberia; and from the murky underworld of Eastern European arms dealers to an erotic rave on the California coast. The action scenes are vividly described, the dialogue is convincing and, best of all, the story is imbued with wry observations and witty humour that sets this tale apart from other novels in the genre. I heartily recommend The Awakening and can’t wait for the second book in the Winner trilogy.

– Dan Mulligan