From what I understand Elisha’s Bones is Don Hoesel’s first published book. It is obvious that the book is well researched and thought out. It was just a bit slow and wordy for me. There are too many people murdered right beside the main character. The hero, Jack Hawthorne escapes, but everyone around him dies. That said, I would try a future book by this author because there is potential and I like a good adventure.
Every year, professor of antiquities Jack Hawthorne looks forward to the winter break as a time to hide away from his responsibilities. Even if just for a week or two. But this year, his plans are derailed when he’s offered almost a blank check from a man chasing a rumor.
Billionaire Gordon Reese thinks he knows where the bones of the prophet Elisha are–bones that in the Old Testament brought the dead back to life. The bones of the prophet once raised the dead to life… but they vanished from history in a whisper.
Bankrolled by a dying man of unlimited means, Hawthorne’s hunt spans the globe and leads him into a deadly conspiracy older than the church itself. A born skeptic, Jack doesn’t think much of the assignment but he could use the money, so he takes the first step on a chase for the legendary bones that will take him to the very ends of the earth.
But he’s not alone. Joined with a fiery colleague, Esperanza Habilla, they soon discover clues to a shadowy organization whose long-held secrets have been protected . . . at all costs. And he soon discovers those sworn to keep the secret of the bones will do anything to protect them. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.