Blood and Bone (A Jack Hawthorne Adventure Book #3) [NOOK Book]

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Keeping the Secret of the Bones
Could Leave Jack With Blood on His Hands

After his many adventures, Jack Hawthorne has finally settled down. Married to Espy, and with two sons, he's content to live the life of a mild-mannered university professor. That all changes when someone discovers the secret of the prophet's bones Jack buried in the desert thirteen years ago. With just a single phone call, Jack's back ...
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Blood and Bone (A Jack Hawthorne Adventure Book #3)

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Overview

Keeping the Secret of the Bones
Could Leave Jack With Blood on His Hands

After his many adventures, Jack Hawthorne has finally settled down. Married to Espy, and with two sons, he's content to live the life of a mild-mannered university professor. That all changes when someone discovers the secret of the prophet's bones Jack buried in the desert thirteen years ago. With just a single phone call, Jack's back on the run...with even more at stake than ever before. Determined not to risk the lives of his family, he knows the only way to finally be safe is to deliver the bones once and for all.

Except they aren't there. Someone got to the unmarked grave in the Australian outback first, leaving Jack and Espy empty-handed. Desperate, the two begin another globe-spanning race, following the tiniest of clues, to find the one thing that will either save their family or tear apart everything they hold dear.

"Hoesel has created a tale worthy of Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon, complete with secret codes, ancient artifacts, globetrotting action, and wily enemies. An exhilarating read for sure." --Publishers Weekly

"Blood and Bone is a fast-paced, action-filled thriller that will keep you engaged from beginning to end." --Fresh Fiction
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441261441
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Series: A Jack Hawthorne Adventure , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 121,370
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Don Hoesel is a website designer for a Medicare carrier in Nashville, TN. He has a BA in Mass Communication from Taylor University and has published short fiction in Relief Journal. He lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. The Alarmists is his third novel.
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  • Posted August 6, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Don Hoesel in his new book, "Blood And Bone" Book Thre

    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 Hands




    After his many adventures, Jack Hawthorne has finally settled down. Married to Espy, and with two sons, he's content to live the life of a mild-mannered university professor. That all changes when someone discovers the secret of the prophet's bones Jack buried in the desert thirteen years ago. With just a single phone call, Jack's back on the run...with even more at stake than ever before. Determined not to risk the lives of his family, he knows the only way to finally be safe is to deliver the bones once and for all.




    Except they aren't there. Someone got to the unmarked grave in the Australian outback first, leaving Jack and Espy empty-handed. Desperate, the two begin another globe-spanning race, following the tiniest of clues, to find the one thing that will either save their family or tear apart everything they hold dear.




    Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne is back in a new thrilling adventure. The events in "Blood And Bone" take place years after the events of "Elisha's Bones". Jack is now a teacher, settled down, married with two sons, one of whom has a disease. Jack wonders if he should dig up the bones and see if they can heal his son but decides against that. However there are others who want those bones and will do anything to acquire them. "Blood And Bone" is a page-turner, heart-racing, action, suspense thriller. Jack and Espy's lives are in deadly danger as they square off against a secret society and regain their children back alive. Don't start this book late at night because it will be very difficult to put it down or stop thinking about it. I recommend this book highly and am greatly looking forward to Don Hoesel's next adrenaline rush.




    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2013

    Blood and Bone jerks you into the story with a phone call to an

    Blood and Bone jerks you into the story with a phone call to an average appearing family, but the tale broadens as the reader learns about the past. It is highly enjoyable for both the rapidly moving story and the tour of the world. The added dimension of the children in danger pulls at the heart of parental fear. This is kind of a mature Indiana Jones with a family. I totally enjoyed it, and will definitely be picking up more of Don Hoesel. I recommend it to readers who enjoy suspense with lots of twists and turns.

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  • Posted September 1, 2013

    Third installment of an adventure series a la National Treasure.

    Third installment of an adventure series a la National Treasure.
    I thought there was enough info given about the previous books to warrant this being a stand-alone novel.
    Although the whole plot is centred around the two young sons of the main characters being kidnapped, they seemed to forget it a lot. The parents would be so engrossed in their treasure hunt that the two boys became an afterthought. That aspect of the storyline felt insincere. Then again perhaps I just felt that there was a complete lack of concern missing on the parents part.
    Every tight situation had a covenient solution and the ending was a little picture perfect. It was an ok read.Plenty of potential and with a little more depth it could be a cracking one.
    I received a free copy of this book via NetGalley.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Bandersnatch

    She laughed at War's words, "I'm no kitty-pet!" She growled, her thick fur bristled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Frozen

    ((Sorry. What are we doing?))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Lethal

    Follows.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Ice to darkness

    Where better with out them barkness their just fat kitty pets who want us to fight their battles

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Duskkit

    She growls and stalks away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Bloodspill

    Count me in..he piuts on iron blade toothed claws..and iron fangs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Fox &alpha

    Hm. Ok.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Thunder

    No. Look In Res Two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2013

    Virus

    Sorry, didnt see your post Darkness, I will be your buddy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2013

    Python

    Pads there

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Raven

    Hears Sneerkits call and her head snaps up to the tree again. This time Raven looked closely and saw two small cats in it. Kits. She muttered shaking her head

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2013

    Sneer

    Is confused. ((Frozen read my post at sneering res one. Itll clear things up.))

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  • Posted August 15, 2013

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    This is the third book in the Jack Hawthorn series.  I have read

    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 a comfortable, stable life with two sons, one which has cystic fibrosis.  And all
     it takes is one phone call to shatter their tranquil lifestyle.  With his family in danger, Jack and Espy set
     out to recover the bones of the prophet, Elisha and the healing power that they hold.  Being chased from
     country to country by the CIA and a clandestine group bent on protecting their secrets, this story takes
     you on an adventure never seen before.  Can they track down the bones after so many years? Who is
     behind all of this danger his family is in?  If he can find the bones, should he turn them over to the group
     threatening him or should he keep them to heal his son?  Danger abounds and questions are answered,
    but you will only find out if you BUY THE BOOK!


    Once again I was not disappointed with the writing style of Mr. Hoesel.  The story hooks you from the
     beginning and takes you on a wild ride.  He develops realistic characters, characters that make you
    cheer for them, characters that make you down when tragedy befalls them.  Yes, I felt there were some
     issues with storyline, (ie – A couple on the run but can hop from country to country without fear of being
     stopped along the way, their children being kidnapped but the parents acting as if that happened to them
     every day and they had already gotten used to the ideal) but this is a fiction book, so  I’ll let it slide this
     time ¿


    Is this a guy’s book?  There doesn’t seem to be any reason that a guy wouldn’t read this book, unless
     they haven’t read the other books in the series, then they just need to buy them all.  The action, the
    adventure, the settings all will draw you into this book and keep you reading for hours

    *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2013

    Baurus

    Sighs in relief tha the days over

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2013

    The tom

    He forcemates Lunastar.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Reviewing BLOOD and BONE by Don Hoesel This is a very good ficti

    Reviewing BLOOD and BONE by Don Hoesel
    This is a very good fiction book and I emphasize the word 'fiction'. This is a very fast-paced book with lots of twists.
    On the negative side, readers must remember this is not scriptural but has references to the scriptures. With that in mind you will enjoy the exploits of Jack Hawthorne and his wife Espy. I would recommend reading the previous books in the Hawthorne adventure series first. There is a very good ending to the book that both my husband and I enjoyed.
    I received this book free from Bethany-Baker Publishers for review without any restrictions as to my opinion.

    BevK
    IBELIEVE2

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  • Posted July 27, 2013

    Years ago, Dr. Jack Hawthorne traded in his life of dangerous ad

    Years ago, Dr. Jack Hawthorne traded in his life of dangerous adventure for one as an unassuming university professor, husband to Dr. Esperanza “Espy” Habilla-Hawthorne and father to two boys. A past choice has returned to haunt him when someone demands that the bones of Elisha the prophet be brought to him. It is said that Elisha’s bones not only have the power to heal, but restore life. A rogue operative wants them and will use whatever means necessary to obtain them, even stooping to use Jack’s sons’ lives as leverage.

    Unfortunately for Jack and Espy, the bones are not where they buried them thirteen years ago. To complicate matters, they are being pursued by two factions that’d like to see them dead, and the one faction has its own discord which affects the Hawthorne parents. They are both the helped (at unexpected times) and the hunted. Will they also be the saved? One thing’s for sure: the Hawthornes would walk through fire and brimstone if they had to in order to reunite with their sons. They’ll span the globe to sort out the clues and get their boys back.

    It is apparent that Hoesel is a talented writer. In this Christian suspense fiction novel, well-researched history and fiction gray the lines between fact and the writer’s imagination. The suspense isn’t suspenseful in a scary way and the plot moves right along. The only thing I didn’t really care for were all the adversarial groups. One is understandable to make a story. Two can work to give the story layers and more depth. But a rogue operative and two adversarial groups, one of which has two faces? That can be overkill. But fortunately, Hoesel makes it work.

    -- Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions are expressly my own.

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