Elisha's Bones (A Jack Hawthorne Adventure #1)
I've seem some reviewers says it's "Christian fiction", which I don't necessarily agree with. Yes, the bones are mentioned in the Bible, but it's didn't read like a story geared towards a religious audience, IMO.
Is it conceivable that the power of God surging through Elisha’s bones could be harnessed yet today? What if your life and the lives of those you care about depend upon you finding them first?
Jack Hawthorne was well settled into the quiet and routine life of an archaeology profess...more
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 m...more
Title: Elisha’s Bones
Description: Archaeology professor Jack Hawthorne is hired by a mysterious millionaire to find a sacred artifact. He travels around the world, hooks up with a beautiful woman, finds some clues, some people get killed…
Review source: Free on kindle (looks like it still is).
Plot: Too much happened in this book. The plot sent Jack and Espy from one crisis to another. Realistically, they shouldn’t have survived past Venezuela…
Characters: Character development...more
The writing was good and the action fun to read. Plausibility, plot and character motivation were the main problems. We don't get a great explanation of why this professor chooses to leave his comfy university, travel around the world in pursuit of these bones. Sure, at first he'...more
Make no mistake about it this book is a thriller in the guise of a mild mannered archaeologist. An event happens in the very beginning that turns Jack Hawthorne, the hero, into a withdrawn cynic completely turned off to the world. Then multi-millionaire Gordon Reese makes him an offer he cannot refuse. It...more
The basic premise of the book is based on two obscure verses from the second book of Kings in the Old Testament; which is the basis for an archaeologist to do research in looking for the prophet E...more
I had a hard time with this one, while I enjoy Indiana Jones type stories at times there was something about this one that just didn't get my blood pumping.
I do have to admit that this genre is not one of my top choices so that cou...more
Actually I am surprised that I managed to stick with Elisha's Bones to the end.Too bad that it was a disappointment as well,that left me feeling cheated of my time spent with this book.
It wasn't totally horrible or boring. It just wasn't gripping either,in any way.
I never came to care about any of the characters,so I wasn't emotionally involved.
There are far,far too many close calls and escapes,as to be totally unbelievable that anyone would have such dumb luck,le...more
The writing was...more
This book has an Indian Jones feel to it, the archeologist hero has to use his c...more
Elisha who some believe have miraculous healing powers. Hawthorne journeys from Egypt to North Carolina to Venezuela to Ethiopia,
and finally to Australia in search of the bones. Along the way he is help by an old girlfriend, a professor w/ CIA ties, a Coptic
Orthodox priest, and other friends. Mayhem follows at every step-- 10 or more people are killed, others shot at.
I usually like t...more
I really liked this book, it intrigues you with almost every step, but at first, I couldn't stand the writer's style. I don't normally read this genre so maybe that was why, but it made it very hard to get into at first.
I currently only have about 100 pages left, but have had to put it down because it seems as though everyone the main character brings into the situation ends up dying and it's making the entire story feel more morbid than adventurous. Once again,...more
Some rides are bumpier than others, though. Jack Hawthorne's ride was very bumpy. I felt sorry for the guy, connecting with old friends after spending too...more
The first person, present tense totally ruined any pleasure available from the underdeveloped premise of this book. The bones and their ramifications are almost incidental until the last couple of chapters.
As for this being Christian fiction, there is little interior evidence for that classification. No particularly godly character is evident, no transforming power of God revealed. Not really even any triumph of good over evil, only a sort of temporary standoff. Ther...more