Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Author Don Hoesel

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing
Elisha's Bones (Bethany House March 1, 2009)
Don Hoesel


Don Hoesel was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but calls Spring Hill, TN home. He is a Web site 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 with his wife and two children.
Elisha's Bones is his first novel.


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. The bones of the prophet once raised the dead to life... but they vanished from history in a whisper.
Bankrolled by a dying man of unlimited means, Hawthorne's hunt spans the globe and leads him into a deadly conspiracy older than the church itself. 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. And he soon discovers those sworn to keep the secret of the bones will do anything to protect them. As their lives are threatened again and again, the real race is to uncover the truth before those chasing them hunt them down.

If you would like to read the first chapter of
Elisha's Bones, go HERE
The book link is:


Anonymous said...

Sounds great. Love the title and I also am a big fan of conspiracy plots.

Helen Ginger said...

Sounds interesting with a new angle. Man, there have been a lot of religious relic thrillers in the last few years. And their popularity hasn't cooled off, either. Don may have gotten his book out at a great time.

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

This book sounds very intriguing.

Jane Kennedy Sutton

Morgan Mandel said...

Great cover. Sounds like the book is following in the tradition of such stories as Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Morgan Mandel

AngBreidenbach said...

I am enjoying my romp around the world with Don's characters! Lots of intrigue and action.