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Elisha's Bones by Don Hoesel
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An archeologist is chasing story of a religious relic and a biblical reference.

It starts with the death of Jack’s brother on a dig in Egypt. With the death of Will he retires from field archeology for 5 years to teach in North Carolina. A meeting with a billionaire in Dallas is the start of this relic search taking him to pre-Mayan ruins in Venezuela, to Addis Ababa to the Orthodox Church and on to Australia.

It starts out slow, about the first 35% is a setup and only after getting ready to depart Venezuela is when the action starts. Then I was hooked and didn’t want to put it down, even for sleep. If you enjoy archeology, a trip around the world and a thriller I recommend this book to you. ( )
  Bettesbooks | Feb 21, 2017 |
great book!!!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Mar 21, 2016 |
great book!!!!!! ( )
  katieloucks | Feb 26, 2016 |
Elisha's Bones was a good, well-edited, thorough and satisfying story. Full of action and adventure, I read for a long time with two questions niggling at the back of my mind. I was afraid they wouldn't be answered, but I should have known better. Not only were my questions answered, there was a surprise near the end. I hadn't guessed it would end the way it did, and that says a lot for the writer. I would have liked more. I would have read another 100 pages about The Brotherhood, and I would have loved the story of Elisha as a bigger reminder in the book, but for what I think it was supposed to be, I loved it. And it makes me do the one thing I love to do, as well - a little research of my own. Jack Hawthorne, I hope you become a central character in many, many more of Don's books. ( )
  mreed61 | Aug 10, 2014 |
Author: Don Hoesel
Title: Elisha’s Bones
Description: Archaeology professor Jack Hawthorne is hired by a mysterious millionaire to find a sacred artifact. He travels around the world, hooks up with a beautiful woman, finds some clues, some people get killed…
Review source: Free on kindle (looks like it still is).
Plot: Too much happened in this book. The plot sent Jack and Espy from one crisis to another. Realistically, they shouldn’t have survived past Venezuela…
Characters: Character development isn’t a strong suit here. The characters are just something the plot happens to.
Writing style: Typical thriller. Very little character development because things keep happening. I don’t think this book would be in existence without The Da Vinci Code; it’s very much along those same lines.
Audience: This book is Christian fiction, but the Christian part is fairly light-handed. The relic (oh, you know it is Elisha’s bones; the title gives it away) supposedly has supernatural powers. Jack sort of equates if the bones really do have supernatural powers then God exists.
Wrap-up: I’m really not a big fan of thrillers. 2.5/5* ( )
  gveach | Jul 17, 2012 |
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Every year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne looks forward to the winter break as a time to hide away from his responsibilities. Even if just for a week or two. But this year, his plans are derailed when he's offered almost a blank check from a man chasing a rumor. Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he knows where the bones of the prophet Elisha are--bones that in the Old Testament brought the dead back to life. A born skeptic, Jack doesn't think much of the assignment but he could use the money, so he takes the first step on a chase for the legendary bones that will take him to the very ends of the earth. But he's not alone. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they soon discover clues to a shadowy organization whose long-held secrets have been protected . . . at all costs. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.

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When a billionaire offers him a deal too good to resist, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne embarks on an assignment to discover the bones of the prophet Elisha--bones that brought the dead back to life in the Old Testament.

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