Monday, July 22, 2013

Blood and Bone

Blood and Bone
Bk 3 in the Jack Hawthorne Adventure series

by Don Hoesel
ISBN:  978-0764209260
$11.48 (paperback)
$9.99 (kindle)

About the book:
A decade after Serpent of Moses, Jack is back teaching at Evanston University. He and Espy are married with two kids, one of whom has cystic fibrosis. Their comfortable life is flipped upside down, however, when the CIA uncovers the secret of Elisha’s bones. Determined to protect the truth, Jack decides to do what he should have done long ago: recover the bones and destroy them. Except they aren’t where he left them. Now, for the last time, Jack and Espy are in a race to find the bones before powerful adversaries. When the time comes, will Jack be able to destroy the only thing that could heal his son?

My thoughts:
Blood and Bone takes place 13 years after Elisha's Bones & 10 years after Serpent of Moses and Jack and Espy are living happily in a home with their two kids. The book starts with Jack walking home from work (he's an archeology professor) and after being home just a little while he gets a phone call from his friend Ducky (a former CIA agent) who tells him to get his family, any $$ they have in the house and their passports. No time for questions ~ just get out of the house and go! It's fast paced, the historical parts are interesting and I loved all the travel around the world and hearing about different locations. Makes me wonder if the author traveled to some of these places for authenticity or if he just has a superb imagination!

Faith ~ Blood and Bones is faith based. I would have to say it's interdenominational and there doesn't seem to be any mention of the salvation story (yet) BUT both Jack & Espy have a strong faith in book two and prayer and reliance on God to keep both themselves and their boys safe is throughout the book. In book one it is obvious that something has happened to Espy who seems to have a tentative relationship with God and by Book Two both Jack & Espy do. There is also scripture mentioned in Book Three and it'll be interesting to see if the author continues to show their relationship with God growing.

I actually made sure I read Elisha's Bones before I started reading this book and I thought Blood and Bones was actually a lot easier to read. This series is one of those that while you probably don't have to read them in order or even all of them it definitely makes it easier to follow along if you know what happened in past books. I personally would suggest you read Elisha's Bones (Bk 1) first which is FREE right now on Amazon (Click here) (not available in paperback - unless you want used) and also pick up Serpent of Moses (Bk 2) - click here to order it for your Kindle or paperback ~ and when you're done and you enjoy historical, political or archeological "Indiana Jones" type books ~ order Blood and Bones. I think you'll like it. =D

Disclaimer: I was offered a copy of the book to read and review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to have a positive review and no $$ exchanged hands. Thanks for reading GivingNSharing.

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