Just finished reading Elijah’s Bones April 23, 2014. I found it enjoyable and fairly fast paced. It uses the first person narrative which I’m not fond of, but Hoesel made it work for me. Although it is classified as Christian Fiction with a Christian Publisher (Baker Publishing Group) it has very little Christian Content and could easily have been published by any of the secular publishers with the reader being none the wiser. This was the singular disappointment with the book. Overall, Elijah’s Bones was entertaining and for that I will give the book a 3 Star rating.
Elisha’s Bones (A Jack Hawthorne Adventure Book #1)
by Don Hoesel @DonHoesel
— Book Description —
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. 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. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.
— Taken From Amazon Product Page —