Thursday, August 8, 2013

Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel

Cover Art  This is an exciting, fast-paced novel about archaeologist Jack Hawthorne and his brilliant wife, Espy, as they travel around the world trying to track down Elisha's bones again in order to save their sons.  Thirteen years ago, he and Espy had buried Elisha's bones where they hoped they wouldn't be found rather than turn them over to the man Jack worked for.  Now Jack and Espy are living a quiet life with their two sons when their sons are kidnapped and they go to unearth the bones planning to trade them for their boys.  However, the bones are gone and they must try to figure out who stole them so they can get them back.  Jack suspects a secret organization who vowed to guard the bones and he and Espy must unravel the mystery of who exactly these people are.

This reminded me a lot of the National Treasure movie, with the secret organization and the codes to decipher, along with plenty of action!  I'm fascinated by archaeology and secret codes, so I thought the plot was great.  This is actually the third book about Jack Hawthorne, but this read well as a stand-alone.  There's enough mentioned about what happened the first time they found the bones that I feel I got the gist of the story, but I definitely want to read the first two for the adventure and the love story between Jack and Espy.  If you're looking for a good suspense novel, check it out!  You won't be disappointed.

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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