By ANDREW HUNKINS

Evil Alive

Book 2 in Circle of Six Trilogy

SYNOPSIS

Just before the start of Chris’s senior year of high school, he and his friends, Al and Katie, are forced to flee the Circle of Six, an evil group of men intent on revenge. Chris’s boyhood crush, Hope, is the only person capable of shielding the trio from the men’s incessant cyber tracking long enough to unravel clues from Chris’s invisible guardian, known to them only as the warden.

Tensions build as the FBI pursues Al and Katie for the murder of one of the evil men, culminating in the arrest of the teens’ parents. Deception by the Circle of Six has the authorities convinced the three families are part of a terrorist organization. Civil protections crumble as jurisdiction shifts from the FBI to the DOD.

To reach Chris, the Circle of Six crash into Hope’s world. Formidable in cyberspace, she’s vulnerable in the physical world. Racing to avoid imminent capture, the four youths come face to face with a demon sent by the Circle of Six whose very creation dates back to the opening pages of No Such Thing as Evil. Confronting the threat, Chris glimpses a shrouded side of the warden.

Evil Alive is the thrilling second installment of the Circle of Six trilogy.

Chris

Chris Lumière is about to begin his senior year at his suburban Philly high school. He must balance the typical struggles of adolescence while he faces the burden of a fully grown man in order to stop the evil group of men. Chris’s invisible guardian, known to him as the warden, is the key. They must work together to beat the festering menace.

Hope

Hope Avenir, Chris’s boyhood crush, is the only person capable of hiding Chris and his friends from the constant cyber searching by the evil group. Formidable in cyberspace, Hope is vulnerable in the physical world. Reeling and facing imminent danger, she must protect her friends as they discover and follow clues from the warden.

Al and Katie

Chris’s two friends, Al Fuentes and Katie Leonard, are fleeing the evil group of men because Al killed one of them—the evidence of which showed simple self-defense. Unfortunately, the evidence was “conveniently” erased by the men. Katie is rocket-scientist-smart, and Al is a brilliant strategist—both are skills needed to interpret the warden’s clues and take action. But the authorities are on the hunt.

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A book that includes alien superpowers written for people who thought they could never love a book that included alien superpowers.

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It’s a story designed to simultaneously challenge readers, move them, and get them talking.

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It straddles future and present, affecting a sense of striving even in the face of bleakness—hopelessly full of hope.