Genre: Archeological Adventure/Thriller/Mystery
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.
Praise for Bone Box
“A…well-written, fast-paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Will mystify, entrance, enthrall and captivate readers.” —Fran Lewis, Just Reviews
“Politics, religion, sexuality, culture, deceit, greed, and prejudices turn this thriller into a page-turner.…The stories within the story demand attention and remind us that one event can be perceived rightly or wrongly from several perspectives.” —T.B. Markinson, Self-Publishing Review
“A reflective thriller that will leave you catching your breath while illuminating your own sense of connection with our shared past.” —Michele Fitzpatrick, Author, The Women’s Center
Praise for Jay Amberg’s novels
“Jay Amberg takes his place among the elite of this country’s suspense-adventure authors.” —Clive Cussler, for Deep Gold
“A taut thriller that will…elate readers. Brilliant.” —Midwest Book Review, for Blackbird Singing
“The final recovery scenes in the face of a raging hurricane deliver true high seas drama.” —Publishers Weekly, for Doubloon
“An inspiring call to action…” —Kirkus Reviews, for Cycle
About the Author
His latest book, Bone Box, is now available from Amika Press. Amberg has also published Cycle, America’s Fool, Whale Song, and compiled 52 Poems for Men. Cycle, a novel giving unique voice to the world’s environmental crisis, is the winner of a 2013 Independent Publisher Living Now Book Award.
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.
For more information and to contact Jay Amberg, please visit his website.
Bone Box Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, July 14
Spotlight & Giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages
Wednesday, July 15
Review & Giveaway at Next Chapter Book Reviews
Saturday, July 18
Excerpt & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews
Sunday, July 19
Review at Book Nerd
Monday, July 20
Excerpt at What Is That Book About
Tuesday, July 21
Review at So Many Books, So Little Time
Thursday, July 23
Review at Curling up by the Fire