On a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea in Turkey, an international team of archeologists discovers a stone box that first-century Jews used to rebury their dead. The box’s Aramaic inscription: Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ. Sophia Altay, the beautiful French-Turkish archeologist who heads the team, tries to keep the discovery secret until she can authenticate the ossuary. She knows that people will kill to obtain the relics—and to suppress the box’s other contents, documents that could alter Western history.
Joseph Travers, an American sent to Turkey to evaluate the archeological dig, soon finds himself pulled into the web of betrayal, reprisal, and violence. In his journey through Istanbul’s mosques and palaces, the archeological sites around ancient Ephesus, and, ultimately, the strange and mystical terrain of Cappadocia, he comes to understand the epochal meaning of the bone box.
This book is very timely, as many of topics touched on in the book could be set in present day. The book really gets you to start thinking about what WOULD happen if a bone box of Jesus was truly found. Would it truly upset the foundation of Christian faith, and set the world asunder or not?
This book really puts you right into the middle of everything that is going on. Amberg is brilliant at getting the reader to feel as if they are right there with the characters, taking part in the activities. When you have to stop reading, you may feel a bit disorientated for a few minutes, while you adjust back to reality, the feeling is so intense while reading! The book may leave you with more questions than answers about 'what if' happened today. Would we have people like Joseph and Sophia, or would greed and a quest for 15 minutes of fame, override common sense and sensibility? This is a thriller that asks some pretty important questions, so don't miss it!
About the Author:
Jay Amberg is the author of eleven books. He received a BA from Georgetown University and a PhD from Northwestern University. He has taught high school and college students since 1972.Amberg has also published Cycle, America’s Fool, Whale Song, and compiled 52 Poems for Men.
Prior to Amika Press, Amberg published thriller novels Doubloon (Forge), Blackbird Singing (Forge) and Deep Gold (Warner Books). Among his books on teaching are School Smarts and The Study Skills Handbook, published by Good Year. Amberg wrote The Creative Writing Handbook (Good Year) with Mark Henry Larson and Verbal Review and Workbook for the SAT (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich) with Robert S Boone.Catch up with him on his website, Twitter, and Facebook
There will be 5 winners for this tour. Each winner will receive one 1 paperback copy of Bone Box
This prize is for US winners only.
The giveaway begins on November 1st, 2015 and runs through December 2nd, 2015.