Waiting On Wednesday - Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Prophet of Bones by Ted Kosmatka
April 2, 2013

Paul Carlson, a brilliant young scientist, is summoned from his laboratory job to the remote Indonesian island of Flores to collect DNA samples from the ancient bones of a strange, new species of tool user unearthed by an archaeological dig. The questions the find raises seem to cast doubt on the very foundations of modern science, which has proven the world to be only 5,800 years old, but before Paul can fully grapple with the implications of his find, the dig is violently shut down by paramilitaries.

Paul flees with two of his friends, yet within days one has vanished and the other is murdered in an attack that costs Paul an eye, and very nearly his life. Back in America, Paul tries to resume the comfortable life he left behind, but he can't cast the questions raised by the dig from his mind. Paul begins to piece together a puzzle which seems to threaten the very fabric of society, but world's governments and Martial Johnston, the eccentric billionaire who financed Paul's dig, will stop at nothing to silence him.

Sounds like an interesting twist on the old evolution/creation argument, with a touch of Indiana Jones and a definite Michael Crichton to it. Definitely curious to give this one a read . . .


  1. OOh that one is new to me! Sounds interesting!!

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  2. I immediately thought of Michael Crichton as I was reading the blurb. I'll definitely be adding this to my list.

  3. Yes this one sounds interesting! Really see why you are waiting on this one. Hope you enjoy it when you get your hands on it. Thank you so much for stopping by my WoW. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

  4. I can see that one having lots of fans and readers, people love conspiracies and adventure!


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