Blood and Bone (Jack Hawthorne Adventure #3) by Don Hoesel

Blood and Bone (Jack Hawthorne Adventure #3)

A decade after Serpent of Moses, Jack is married to Espy and back teaching at Evanston University. They have two sons, one of whom has cystic fibrosis. Despite this challenge, life is comfortable. But that all changes when the CIA, while combing through the papers of the late Gordon Reese, uncovers the secret of Elisha’s bones. Jack’s world is then turned upside down by an urgent call from his old friend Duckey, who’s been alerted to the CI...

Details Blood and Bone (Jack Hawthorne Adventure #3)

TitleBlood and Bone (Jack Hawthorne Adventure #3)
Release DateJul 1st, 2013
PublisherBethany House Publishers
GenreThriller, Suspense, Fiction, Mystery, Christian Fiction, Christian

Reviews Blood and Bone (Jack Hawthorne Adventure #3)

  • Dianne
    When Jacks past comes back to terrorize his family, he and Espy will stop at nothing to save their kidnapped children from the clutches of a powerful, wealthy and determined kidnapper. Elishas Bones is about the race between three determined factions to find the ancient relics with miraculous qualities. Jack and Espy were the last to see them ten years prior, but discover they have been moved. Will Jack find the bones first to save his children? ...
  • Wanda Hartzenberg
    I received a copy for review of this book from Netgalley.I loved this book. The non stop action had me turning page after page. The characters, with their not so perfect life all the while being as perfect as it can be if not for the Hand of God, came across as real. The plot is intricate but not overly so. It needs the reader to stay with the story due to government organizations, 3000 year old cults etc but the author writes a clear and crisp s...
  • Janice Dick
    Loved this book. I read the first in the series, Elisha's Bones, in digital form and loved it. When I saw this book on sale at my local Christian bookseller, I grabbed it. However, I seem to have missed a book in between: Serpent of Moses. Will have to find that and fill in the gaps. In Blood and Bone, author Don Hoesel combines suspense, archaeology and faith to create a gripping story. The premise may seem a bit of a stretch, but Hoesel makes i...
  • Ellen White
    The past has come back, of a job that Jack didnt fulfilled after finding Elisha bones. Instead of giving them to the billionaire, he buried them. Duckey called and warns them, ten minutes grab cash and passports if handy and leave now. Only seven minutes and a car started to ram into them. A rogue agent, and mercenaries are the ones behind it. They had a plane, and the pilot was the wrong person, the sons have been taken.Going to her brother to f...
  • Margaret Roberts
    Jack Hawthorne, seasoned adventurer & treasure hunter, has settled down with his wife Espy and their 2 children. Now a history professor, he is content with his life-until a sudden call from an old friend sends him, and his family, on the run. In the blink of an eye, Jack's sons are kidnapped and he is given an ultimatum: to find and secure the bones of Elisha and deliver them in order to get his sons back. Now Espy and Jack are on a daring quest...
  • Diane Ponder
    Edge of Your Seat MysteryThis series is a thought provoking, edge of your seat mystery. A great read for those interested in biblical archeology and a witness to the amazing power of God! Facts combined with what ifs.
  • Ellen
    When I first requested this book, the main character sounded familiar. What I found in my pre-reading research was that I had the first novel in the series, Elisha's Bones, on my personal bookshelf to be read. So, before I even cracked open the spine of Blood and Bone, I read Elisha's Bones( #1) and Serpent of Moses (#2) in the series.Elisha's BonesAlthough you do not have to begin with the first book in the series, I believe it did help me to ge...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Blood & BoneAuthor: Don HoeselPages: 320Year: 2013Publisher: Bethany Within the covers of this novel lies a mystery of epic proportionswhat many are seeking can be used for either for good or evil purposes. While I will now read the authors novel Elishas Bones, the first one of his books I read was called, The Serpent of Moses. Here is a small segment of that review: In the Old Testament, Numbers chapter 21, the Israelites were grumbling a...
  • Diayll
    Originally Reviewed At: Mother/Gamer/WriterRating: 4 out of 5 ControllersReview Source: NetGalleyReviewer: ArielBlood and Bone by Don Hoesel was a great archaeological adventure that was reminiscent of the Indiana Jones franchise. The third in the Jack Hawthorne Adventure series, it was still easy to read and get through without reading the first two (although I will be picking those up as well). Jack Hawthorne and his wife, Esperanza (aka Espy) ...
  • Victor Gentile
    Don Hoesel in his new book, Blood And Bone Book Three in the Jack Hawthorne series published by Bethany House Publishers gives us another adventure with Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne.From the Back Cover: Keeping the Secret of the Bones Could Leave Jack With Blood on His HandsAfter his many adventures, Jack Hawthorne has finally settled down. Married to Espy, and with two sons, hes content to live the life of a mild-mannered university professor. T...
  • Laurie Carlson
    This is actually Book 3 in a series, and had I known that, I would not have chosen to review this book only because I like to read a series starting from the beginning so I understand everything that is going on. Even though this book can be read and I did read it as a stand-a-lone, I'm sure there may have been things that were referred to which we did not know about and would have been a plus had we read the entire series.Book 1 is Elisha's Bone...
  • Heather
    Blood and Bone picks up roughly 10 years after the events in the previous Jack Hawthorne book, Serpent of Moses. He and Espy have settled down and left the craziness of fieldwork behind as they take care of their 2 sons. Little do they know that all of that will change in the blink of an eye with a phone call from Duckey, their former CIA friend.While you dont have to read the previous two books in this series to enjoy Blood and Bone, it does hel...
  • Bob Hayton
    Hidden enclaves, secret societies, and mysterious codes await the reader of this book; as do car chases, gun fights, and the discovery of skulls in dark catacombs. Archeologist and adventurer, Jack Hawthorne cant seem to shake such dark discoveries as he makes his way around the globe. And in this third and final book detailing his adventures, Hawthorne will finally come to the end of himself and unravel the secrets of an ancient society, thousan...
  • Rick
    This is the third book in the Jack Hawthorn series. I have read the first two and was excited to see that the third book was being published. I knew that another great adventure was just waiting beyond the cover of the book.This book finds Jack and Espy about 10 years after the end of Serpent of Moses. They have settled into a regular family life in North Carolina. Jack has returned to the profession of teaching that he has dreamed of. They have ...
  • Create With Joy
    My husband and I love stories where action and adventure are central to the plot. We love stories that take us on journeys to exotic locations and thrill us with exciting twists along the way!Thats why were both excited about Blood and Bone by Don Hoesel!Blood and Bone is the third book in an exciting series about Jack Hawthorne, a mild-mannered antiquities professor who is trying to build a normal life with his wife, Espy, and their two sons. Th...
  • Shalini Ayre
    Jack Hawthorne, a modern day Indiana Jones, has settled down to a life of teaching and raising a family with his beautiful and fiery wife Espy. He's content with his lot until someone makes a decision - one that turns his world upside down.In an instant Jack, Espy and their two sons - one seriously ill - are on the run from a government agent. An agent who has gone rogue in a battle to save his ailing wife. What is he after? The bones of the prop...
  • Vonnie
    This was the third book in the series and I had not read the first two books. I did not know that there were other books previous to this one until there were references in the story. Fortunately, I did not feel lost when reading it. I actually found myself glued to the story and I enjoyed it. The story ran fast with all of the twists. Jack's adventures reminded me a lot of Indiana Jones and National Treasure. It was fun to read how Jack and his ...
  • Wanda
    Dr. Jack Hawthorne is now living a rather quiet and relaxed life as a college professor at Evanston University in Ellen, North Carolina. He is married to Espy, his wife for several years, and has two young sons, Alex and Jim. Shortly into the story Jack gets a phone call from his friend Jim Duckett, aka Duckey, telling him to get his family out of the house. He was told not to grab anything but themselves - cash if it was handy - passports if the...
  • Nancy Kimball
    I'm an avid reader and consume a lot of romance, both contemporary and historical. I'd found lately a like romantic suspense so when I came across the opportunity to receive an advance release copy of this novel, the title drew me in. In the first few chapters I was very impressed with the quality of the writing. Vivid word choices that painted strong word pictures were abundant. The character of Jack drew me in right away and the story took off ...
  • Vera Godley
    Having read Don Hoesel's Elijah's Bones in the past, when given the opportunity to review Blood and Bone which is the third book in the series of the adventures of archaeologist Dr. Jack Hawthorne. Dr. Hawthorne is a college professor who previously had been hired to find the bones of the prophet Elijah. He found them after many adventures and much intrigue and danger from a variety of sources.Blood and Bone finds him again looking for Elijah's B...
  • Tina Peterson
    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 ...
  • Melanie
    4.5 stars: This is the third book in this series and I haven't read the first or second (yet). I felt like it was a good stand alone. There were references to earlier books and people in them, but I think Mr. Hoesel did a good job of explaining enough about them that it wasn't confusing.This book is full of lots of action and I felt my heart beat faster a few times! Thirteen years before this story starts, Jack was hired to find Elisha's bones (b...
  • Mark
    I love books that revolve around some kind of treasure hunting, and this series does exactly that. They are very similar to the Indiana Jones stories, but also different. I haven't yet read Elisha's Bones, which is the first book in this series, but enough reference is made to it that you don't need to read it before you read the other two books. In this book, Jack and Espy are now married with two sons and have to go globe trotting to track down...
  • Veronica
    This is an exciting, fast-paced novel about archaeologist Jack Hawthorne and his brilliant wife, Espy, as they travel around the world trying to track down Elisha's bones again in order to save their sons. Thirteen years ago, he and Espy had buried Elisha's bones where they hoped they wouldn't be found rather than turn them over to the man Jack worked for. Now Jack and Espy are living a quiet life with their two sons when their sons are kidnapped...
  • Kat
    Kat's ReviewThis is the third book in a series, but if you haven't read the first two, I wouldn't sweat it. The story offers enough back story to catch on quickly enough, and works as a stand alone. This is a fast paced thriller set all over the world. The style reminds me of a cross between the pacing of James Patterson and the historical intrigue of Dan Brown. Take that how you will, but it works. The writing is tight, and the plot, though unre...
    Jack and Espy Hawthorne have left behind the excitement of archaeological adventures. Married and with two children, they have settled into the quiet lives of university professors in a small college town. Their quiet lives are disrupted when someone at the CIA uncovers the secret of Elisha's bones, which were buried in the desert by Jack and Espy years before. With the lives of their sons at stake, the couple once again are forced to travel the ...
  • Beth Strand
    Blood and Bone is Like a Christian Fiction Blend of Raiders and DaVinciJack Hawthorne is living an enviable life with a wife and two sons and a professorship at a private college. All of that is about to change, however, when a phone call from a trusted friend reveals that his past is about to catch up with him. Caught between two opposing forces, Jack must try to find the bones he thought hed never have to search for again while trying to protec...
  • Becca
    Blood And Bone by Don Hoesel13 years after burying Elishas Bones in the Outbacks of Austrailia, Jack gets a phone call from a CIA Agent wanting Jack to give him the bones. A Professor of Archaeology Jack Hawthorne is happy being settled down with his wife Espy, Romeros sister and their two sons. I didnt know that there were two other books to this series, Elishas Bones and Serpent of Moses. I really enjoyed this book. It had me at the edge of fro...
  • Laurie
    MY RATING 3.5 StarsThis is apparently the third Jack Hawthorne Archeological mystery novel, after Elishas Bones and Serpent of Moses. I enjoyed the book, and never felt lost from not having read the first two adventures, nor did I ever feel as though there was too much backstory being retold in this one. The book pulled me in quickly, and the descriptive writing is superb. I became a bit exasperated with Jack in the latter half of the book becaus...
  • Anne Harvey
    This is a novel about a quest, a cross between Indiana Jones and Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. The quest in this case is to find the prophet Elisha's bones which supposedly have great powers. To find them, Jack Hawthorne and his wife Esperanza must decipher the usual symbols and number sequences and follow up clues in several different countries. With the lives of their two sons at stake, Jack and Espy are threatened on all sides by warring factions...