ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Don Hoesel 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 was born and raised in Buffalo, NY but lives in
Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife and two children. The
Serpent of Moses is his fourth novel.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Moses built and lifted up the brass serpent,
healing the afflicted Israelites of snakebites.
King Hezekiah called the serpent Nehushtan.
Long thought destroyed, it’s been buried for
millennia, secreted under the region’s shifting sands.
Now the Israeli government wants it back and they
will stop at nothing to get their hands on it. Yet
they’re not the only ones who covet the Nehushtan.
Archaeologist Jack Hawthorne travels to Libya intent
on recovering the sacred object, but one does not
cross the Mossad and expect to walk away without a
fight. Jack and his friends must find the priceless
“snake of brass upon a pole” before those who are
also hunting it find them…and silence them forever.
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The Serpent of Moses by Don Hoesel is the second novel in this series. The series focuses on an archaeologist Jack Hawthorne and his many adventures. Without having read the first book, I was not lost at all in the story. The author does a wonderful job incorporating previous stories to fill in the gaps regarding the current story. I enjoyed this adventure so much that I have ordered the first book Elisha’s Bones and can’t wait to read it.
When you think of an archaeologist you think normally of someone using a brush in the desert to dust off bones and pottery. You don’t think of murder, kidnapping, and thievery. The author makes this story anything but simple and solemn. This story is about what happens when a valuable treasure is found and what people will do to recover it.
The author grabs the reader right from the beginning. The book begins with sabotage and a struggle and continues throughout the book. The author takes the reader on an amazing adventure! Without giving away the story there is much suspense, struggling, romance and lots of action to keep the reader engaged to the last page.