Archeologist, Dr. Jack Hawthorne, has had more than his share of adventures which include finding the bones of the biblical prophet, Elisha. It was said the bones can bring the dead back to life. Thirteen years ago he made the decision to bury the bones in a desert. Presently he works as a university professor and enjoys a quiet life with his wife, Espy, and their two sons. In Blood And Bone, by Don Hoesel, one phone call changes all their lives. The secret of the bones power has been discovered by a man desperate to have them- his wife is dying. Holding those who mean the most to Jack and Espy hostage, he demands the bones be brought to him. Believing no other option is available, the Hawthorne’s embark on a quest to retrieve the bones only to find that they are gone. Jack and Espy are in a nightmare beyond imagination. Following confusing clues and requesting help from surprising sources while trying to out run people who are trying to kill them, the Hawthorne’s embark on the race of their lives. Finding the bones became a matter of life and death.
Blood And Bone is a well written archeological thriller. Well paced, terrific attention to detail, vivid characters, solid prose and suspense keep the reader involved in the story right up to the end.
I received this book free of charge from Bethany House Publishers and I give this review of my own free will.