Friday, October 4, 2013

THE JOSHUA STONE by James Barney

Partners in Crime is pleased to present
The Joshua Stone
by James Barney
on Tour October 8 - November 30, 2013
A William Morrow Paperback Original

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.

My thoughts...

A well written page turner is how I would describe this novel filled with scientific biblical theory. The Joshua stone was associated with a disastrous experiment in the mid 40's. It's not until 50 years later questions are raised about the possible effects of that experiment.

An elderly man walks into a restaurant and passes out. Paramedics find he has been shot, they also notice a few oddities... he looks old but his body doesn't, his hair and nails are long. A government group descends to begin their investigation. Meanwhile, another elderly man walks into the same restaurant. He has a few oddities also.

I loved (and hated) not being able to figure out what was going on, the likeable characters and intriguing plot make for a very interesting read.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


Gina @ Hott Books said...

A great review! Thanks for your thoughts, JoyAnne!

James Barney said...

Thanks for your kind words JoyAnne! If your readers would like any more information about The Joshua Stone (or me), they can visit