Book Reviews

Serpent of Moses by Don Hoesel

     Three years after he and Espy almost lost their lives trying to find the bones of the prophet Elisha, Dr. Jack Hawthorne finds himself in another dangerous situation. He’s gone off to find the Nehushtan: the brass serpent built by Moses to heal the Israelites of snakebites. What he finds is that he’s not the only one looking for it. Agencies of certain governments are after this priceless artifact, and will not rest until they have it. Jack also has to deal with Martin Templeton, an Englishman who seems to have some personal interest in keeping an eye on Jack, with or without the staff.

This second Jack Hawthorne adventure was much improved over the first, Elisha’s Bones. This one is not told in present tense, which won points right away. It also wasn’t told in first person, which means we got to see into the thoughts of characters other than Jack Hawthorne, including the villains. In general, this one was just more enjoyable. Well-written characters, as before, and a well-woven plot made for a great story.

1) Overall Plot = 4.5
2) Characters = 4
3) Flow/Pace of the story = 4
4) Is the story easy to follow? = 4.5
5) Overall Enjoyability = 4.5

Average of  score 4.3
Overall grade = B

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes from Bethany House.

Where to buy the book: CBD | Amazon | B&N

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