Evil Alive

Book 2 in Circle of Six Trilogy


Evil Alive continues the chilling saga where No Such Thing as Evil left off, delving deeper into the sinister workings of the Circle of Six. Professor Laura Richards, is still reeling from the unresolved abductions and her student’s disappearance. Her son Chris, now eighteen, stands at the forefront of the mystery that threatens the very fabric of his family’s reality. As a high school senior, Chris’s life is upended when he becomes entangled in a web of danger and deceit following the murder of a man in his neighborhood park—a crime that thrusts him and his friends into the crosshairs of a relentless FBI investigation.

The deceased, the shadowy member of the nefarious group from the Nevada desert, had been pursuing Chris’s friends Katie and Al, leading to a deadly confrontation that leaves more questions than answers. The FBI, desperate for leads in a case devoid of forensic evidence, zeroes in on Chris and his friends, suspecting a connection to the elusive Robin Hood cyberterrorists.

Amidst the turmoil, Chris grapples with his feelings for Hope, a girl with a troubled past and exceptional cyber skills, who becomes a person of interest in the investigation. As the FBI’s scrutiny intensifies, Chris must navigate a labyrinth of secrets and lies, all while protecting those he cares about from the true evil that lurks just out of sight.

With the stakes higher than ever, Chris’s journey takes him from the safety of his suburban life to the heart of darkness across the globe to an entirely different desert, where he confronts the sinister forces behind the “six layers of death.” It’s a race against time as Chris seeks to unravel the mystery, save his loved ones, and put an end to the cycle of violence that has ensnared him.

Evil Alive is a tale of courage, loyalty, and the unyielding pursuit of justice, as seen through the eyes of a young hero who finds himself at the center of a deadly game—a game where the line between good and evil is as blurred as it is deadly—and sets the stage for a climactic conclusion to the trilogy.


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.

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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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It’s smart, sophisticated sci-fi that asks big questions and invites readers to answer for themselves.


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


Evil Alive – Reviewed by Kristina Turner for Reader Views

Evil Alive – Reviewed by Kristina Turner for Reader Views

Hunkins’ techno-thriller is darkness blended with light. On one side is the Circle of Six, whose evil is unquestionable. Each of the men of the circle is a force of depravity, selfishness, and cruelty. Descriptions of their actions, torture sessions, and machinations made my skin positively crawl. I don’t recommend reading any of their chapters right before bed! Nightmare fuel! Conversely, Chris’s band of friends are a powerful force for good, radiating empathy, unconditional love, and kindness.

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Evil Alive – Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite

Evil Alive – Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite

Hunkins wastes no time in sustaining the element of thrills that he wants to establish in this series. Evil Alive settles into a cat-and-mouse structure, but not without brains, as every chapter intensifies the more Chris and his friends are getting close to the answers. The result becomes convincing and organized, especially when it throws in formidable villains that mean business.

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