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Hardcover
416 pages
Mar 2007
Bethany House Publishers

The Watchers

by Mark Andrew Olsen

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Review:

The Watchers, a novel of spiritual warfare and international intrigue, begins as young Abby Sherman narrowly escapes being murdered in her own bed for reasons she cannot even begin to fathom. She has a gift: the ability to see behind the veil to the spiritual world of angels and demons; and she has written of her amazing dreams in cyberspace for the entire world to read, making her an instant cyber-celebrity.

Dylan Hatfield is a veteran Black Ops assassin, whose job it is to kill bad guys. But when he is told to kill young Abby, he questions his commander’s authority, sending him and Abby on a mission far deadlier than either had ever imagined.

Who is it that wants Abby dead? What is the connection between her and the other “visionaries” in Nigeria, halfway around the world? The notion of a “spiritual genealogy” spanning back to the time of Christ connects these women, and as a result, places them in mortal danger.

The Watchers, the name for those with the “gift,” is a fast-paced work of fiction. And although much of it was Christian in theme (Christ-centered salvation and redemption) the spiritual genealogy theme is part of the fictional story. I enjoyed this supernatural saga, and look forward to more from this author. – Tracey Bonsell, Christian Book Previews.com

Book Jacket:

Just below the surface among the family of God lives another family tree—one traced in spirit, invisible and ageless, known as the Watchers. For two thousand years they've seen beyond the veil separating this world from the next, passing on their gift through a lineage mostly overlooked. But now their survival hangs by a thread in the hands of a young woman, her would-be killer, and a mystery they must solve....

Abby Sherman is just a typical young woman—who happens to be dying of a mysterious, cancer-like disease. And she has astounding, vividly real visions of heaven. When she posts these visions on her Web blog, she becomes an instant internet celebrity. But not all the attention she garners is good.

Dylan Hatfield’s job is simple: find the bad guy and kill him. As a veteran black-ops assassin, he is one of the world’s best. But when he is told to assassinate a young—and seemingly innocent—twenty-something woman, he has second thoughts.