Dr Jack Hawthorne suffers a loss so great on an archaeological dig, he sequesters himself away teaching at Evanston University trying to forget his former career. Approached by billionaire Gordon Reese, to investigate a little known legend which could have the power to change history, Jack succumbs to curiosity and the lure of his repressed adventurous spirit.
Traversing the globe in search of clues, Jack discovers deadly forces will stop at nothing to keep him from discovering secrets hidden for millennia. With no choice but to seek the expertise of the woman he once loved and rejected, Jack risks all in his search for truth.
Elisha’s Bones is a brilliantly satisfying adventure from debut novelist, Don Hoesel. Imbuing Jack with a dry wit and a self deprecating personality, Don has created one of the most fascinating characters I’ve had the pleasure to read. Spiritually conflicted and relationally challenged, Jack’s interaction with his former fiancee, the fiery Esperanza, adds spice and intensity to the rapid fire action that doesn’t let up as they travel over four continents. Nailing the balance between heart pounding danger, Jack’s exceptional first person voice and the baffling lure of the unknown, Don has a sure fire hit on his hands. If you like Bronleewe’s August Adams and the fast pacing of Liparulo’s thrillers, you are going love Dr Jack Hawthorne and Elisha’s Bones.
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