Sunday, 16 March 2014

Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel

Back Cover: Keeping the secret of the bones could leave Jack with blood on his hands.

After his many adventures, Jack Hawthorne has finally settled down. Married to Epsy, and with two sons, he’s content to live the life of a mild-mannered university professor. That all changes when someone discovers the secret of the prophet’s bones Jack buried in the desert thirteen years ago. With just a single phone call, Jack’s back on the run... with even more at stake than ever before. Determine not to risk the lives of his family, he knows the only way to finally be safe is to deliver the bones once and for all.

Except they aren’t there. Someone got to the unmarked grave in the Australian outback first, leaving Jack and Espy empty-handed. Desperate, the two begin another globe-spanning race, following the tiniest of clues, to find the one thing that will either save their family or tear apart everything they hold dear.

Review: Everyone loves a good adventure story. The more nail-biting, squirm-inducing it is...the better. I’ve read some pretty amazing adventure/thrillers from Frank Peretti and Tim Downs, just to name two authors. To be honest, “Blood and Bone” didn’t quite hit the mark for me.  The third book of a series (Elisha’s Bones and Serpent of Moses were the previous two books), “Blood and Bone” failed to hold my attention. I found that I was more told the story than shown it. There was a lot of action in this book, but I felt like an outsider and not that I was part of the story. I failed to become engaged. For fear of sounding to harsh, this was not a bad book. The plot was a good.... clever and well thought out...and there were some scenes in the novel that were very engaging. You can tell that the author has a passion and genuine interest in archeology that is quite fascinating.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Bethany House and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from BakerBooks, a division of Baker Publishing Group"

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