The Joshua Stone

The Joshua Stone

by James Barney

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The Joshua Stone by James Barney

Some secrets belong to the past. Others refuse to stay there . . .

In 1959, in an underground laboratory in a remote region of West Virginia, a secret government experiment went terribly awry. Half a dozen scientists mysteriously disappeared, and all subsequent efforts to rescue them failed. In desperation, President Eisenhower ordered the lab sealed shut and all records of its existence destroyed. Now, fifty-four years later, something from the lab has emerged.

When mysterious events begin occurring along the New River Valley in West Virginia, government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne are sent to investigate. What they discover will shake the foundations of science and religion and put both agents in the crosshairs of a deadly, worldwide conspiracy. A powerful and mysterious force has been unleashed, and it's about to fall into the wrong hands. To prevent a global catastrophe, Califano and Thorne must work together to solve a biblical mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries. And they must do so quickly, before time runs out . . . forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062021397
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James Barney is the critically acclaimed author of The Genesis Key. He is an attorney who lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.

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The Joshua Stone 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
James Barney in his new book, "The Joshua Stone" published by William Morrow gives us an adventure with government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne . From the back cover: Some secrets belong to the past. Others refuse to stay there... In 1959, in an underground laboratory in a remote region of West Virginia, a secret government experiment went terribly awry. Half a dozen scientists mysteriously disappeared, and all subsequent efforts to rescue them failed. In desperation, President Eisenhower ordered the lab sealed shut and all records of its existence destroyed. Now, fifty-four years later, something from the lab has emerged. When mysterious events begin occurring along the New River Valley in West Virginia, government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne are sent to investigate. What they discover will shake the foundations of science and religion and put both agents in the crosshairs of a deadly, worldwide conspiracy. A powerful and mysterious force has been unleashed, and it's about to fall into the wrong hands. To prevent a global catastrophe, Califano and Thorne must work together to solve a biblical mystery that has confounded scholars for centuries. And they must do so quickly, before time runs out . . . forever. The Bible Book of Joshua Chapter Ten tells us that while Joshua was in battle with an enemy the day was going to end. Concerned that he would lose Joshua asked God to make the sun stand still and God did. In 1959 a group of scientists in West Virginia are trying to recreate what God did with time dilation. As always something goes horribly wrong and the lab is sealed. Now present day West Virginia all sorts of odd events are happening that seem to involve time in some manner. It is into this environment that Califano and Thorne are sent. Now they have to understand what happened back then to deal with what is happening now and stop a global catastrophe. Mr. Barney has given us a wonderful thriller as the whole world is in danger History and fiction blend together as the two agents are trying the mystery. "The Joshua Stone" is loaded with twists and turns that will leave you guessing all the while you are flipping pages to find out what happens next. Mr. Barney has provided us with a very exciting book with clever characters that I hope come back in this very talented authors next book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Partners In Crime. 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."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me going all the way thru. Very exciting and interesting !
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Does the government still have secret projects?  Will the consequences of former projects harm us in the future?  How much does the public need to know about what is going on in their country?  All of these questions took a center stage in this book as a government project gone wrong comes back to life more than 50 years later.   Set in many places around where I live, this book felt like it really took place in my backyard, this was a fun part of the book!  The chase between the different places kept my flipping the pages so quickly!  I loved how things were so interwoven and how a few dropped hints didn't provide too much to give too much away, but just the right amount.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago