Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Blood and Bone by Don Hoesen

Blood and Bone

Don Hoesel in his new book, "Blood And Bone" Book Three in the Jack Hawthorne series published by Bethany House Publishers gives us another adventure with Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne.

A decade after Serpent of Moses, Jack is married to Espy and back teaching at Evanston University. They have two sons, one of whom has cystic fibrosis. Despite this challenge, life is comfortable. But that all changes when the CIA, while combing through the papers of the late Gordon Reese, uncovers the secret of Elisha's bones. Jack's world is then turned upside down by an urgent call from his old friend Duckey, who's been alerted to the CIA's probing by one of his former contacts. Jack and his family escape from their home just ahead of the CIA, and he decides to do what he should have done long ago: recover the bones and destroy them. Except the bones aren't where he left them.

So now Jack is in a race, for the last time, to find the bones. And he's not the only one. Pitted against both the CIA and an organization that will kill to protect their secrets, Jack and Espy follow hard-to-decipher clues across the globe before arriving in the catacombs of Paris for a final showdown that will either save their family--or tear apart everything they hold dear forever.

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About the author

Don Hoesel, the acclaimed author of four novels, including Elisha's Bones and Serpent of Moses, lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. Don holds a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Taylor University. Learn more at www.donhoesel.com.
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My review

I loved this book. The non stop action had me turning page after page.  The characters, with their not so perfect life all the while being as perfect as it can be if not for the Hand of God, came across as real. 
The plot is intricate but not overly so.  It needs the reader to stay with the story due to government organizations, 3000 year old cults etc but the author writes a clear and crisp story so all that is needed is interest from the reader.
The plot is fast and stops only at the last page.
When I started reading this book I did not know that it is the third in a series and I honestly never got the impression that it is not a standalone. 
The great thing about that is that I now can get book one free on Amazon and later get book two for my reading pleasure. 
Whoot.  Here is the link to book one on Amazon and I think it is also free on B&N.

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