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Don Hoesel

Author of Elisha's Bones

5 Works 633 Members 66 Reviews

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Works by Don Hoesel

Elisha's Bones (2009) 402 copies
Hunter's Moon (2010) 115 copies
Serpent of Moses (2012) 40 copies
The Alarmists (2011) 38 copies
Blood and Bone (2013) 38 copies

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I can't resist books that look like religious thrillers. I don't know why, since I have yet to find one that's satisfying in any way. Elisha's Bones has an interesting enough premise. The bones of the biblical prophet Elisha have the power to bring back the dead, so an old, rich, and terminally ill man hires our protagonist (an skeptic archaeologist with a tragic past, natch) to find them and retrieve them. What follows is a bunch of globe trotting, whizzing bullets, and exploding cars, all leading to an extremely unsatisfying ending. Unfortunately there are no real surprises in this book and no real twists. You see what the author is about to do long before he does it and are left with a sense of disappointment.… (more)
 
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WBCLIB | 31 other reviews | Feb 19, 2023 |
Interesting, needs more lore of the bones, how did Victor know what was in the tomb in Egypt? It was entertaining.
 
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chibitika | 31 other reviews | Jul 7, 2022 |
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.… (more)
 
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Bettesbooks | 31 other reviews | Feb 21, 2017 |

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