TRAVELER, THE by John Twelve Hawks - FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by John Twelve Hawks.
In this stunningly suspenseful first novel, reminiscent of George Orwell and Philip Pullman, John
Twelve Hawks has created a vividly imagined world that runs parallel to our own.
Moving at lightning speed from the back alleys of Prague to the underworld of Los Angeles to a
guarded research facility in New York, THE TRAVELER goes beneath the surface to give us new
insights on history and our own lives.A world that exists in the shadows of our own.
A conflict we will never see.
One woman stands between those determined to control history and those who will risk their lives for
Maya is hiding in plain sight in London. The twenty-six-year-old has abandoned the dangerous
obligations pressed upon her by her father, and chosen instead to live a normal life. But Maya comes
from a long line of people who call themselves Harlequins‚Äîa fierce group of warriors willing to
sacrifice their lives to protect a select few known as Travelers.
Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are brothers living in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the young men have
been shaped by stories that their late father was a Traveler, one of a small band of prophets who have
vastly influenced the course of history. Travelers are able to attain pure enlightenment, and have for
centuries ushered change into the world. Gabriel and Michael, who may have inherited their father‚
Äôs gifts, have always protected themselves by living ‚Äúoff the Grid‚Ä_‚Äîthat is, invisible to the real-
life surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern society.
Summoned by her ailing father, Maya is told of the existence of the brothers. The Corrigans are in
severe danger, stalked by powerful men known as the Tabula‚Äîruthless mercenaries who have
hunted Travelers for generations. This group is determined to inflict order on the world by controlling it,
and they view Travelers as an intolerable threat. As Maya races to California to protect the brothers, she
is reluctantly pulled back into the cold and solitary Harlequin existence. A colossal battle looms‚Äîone
that will reveal not only the identities of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan but also a secret history of our
Moving from the back alleys of Prague to the heart of Los Angeles, from the high deserts of Arizona to a
guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler explores a parallel world that exists alongside our
own. John Twelve Hawks' stunningly suspenseful debut is an international publishing sensation
that marks the arrival of a major new talent.