Bone Box

Bone Box❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ Bone Box Author Jay Amberg – Well written fast paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones —Kirkus Reviews On a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea in Turkey an international team of archeolo Well written fast paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones —Kirkus Reviews 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 mosues 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. An archaeological dig discovers a 'bone box' a stone box used by 1st century Jews to rebury their dead The box unearthed on a hill overlooking the Aegean Sea in Turkey has an inscription in Aramaic proclaiming that these are the remains of Jesus Of Nazareth The Christ This discovery if authenticated will change history and will cause a religious political and media firestormSophia Altay is in charge of this archeological site and she hopes to reveal the contents of the box to the world but there are many who would commit the ultimate crime to get their hands on what may be the greatest discovery the world has ever seen Sophia fears her life is in danger and goes into hiding Joseph Travers a representative of the foundation providing the funding for the dig is sent to assess the work being carried out but he becomes embroiled in the maelstrom and comes under attack both physically and verbally as he tries to bring this find to the world's press in the absence of SophiaThis is a thriller that I feel could have been exciting given the relevance of the discovery I was never left holding my breath at any time However it does leave you pondering the meaning of life indeed the entire history of our existenceSomething of a strange ending but I guess that was intentional to give you even to think about I received a copy off this book from the author in exchange for an honest review I really enjoyed reading this book however there was so much within the book that I'd probably benefit from reading it a few mote times The story centers around a bone box a stone box that early Jews used to rebury their dead An archaeological discovery of such a box proclaiming to be of Jesus Christ has been unearthed in Turkey by Sophia Altay Now all Sophia wants is to make known the contents but there are many who want to obtain the box and its contents for their own selfish purposesThere is Herr Kirchburg the German who is in charge of the site and only out to glorify himself and take credit for all discoveries And Charles Lee representing the funding back in America who has an agenda of his own and Joseph Travers who has been sent as a representative from the foundation that provides funding for these archaeological digs Joe who doesn't really know much about these digs gets involved than he wanted to be from the moment he landed on Turkish soil Murders and beatings seem to happen to those around Joe as Sophia desperately tries to get her discovery to the world before anyone compromises it I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review That fact has not influenced my opinion of the story“Bone Box” by Jay Amberg is a fascinating tale of greed personal ambition and the ages old uestion of whether the public’s ‘right to know’ outweighs the risk of inciting public discord Within these pages of fiction Amberg presents a scenario not difficult to accept as realistic Although the instigating discovery could have been almost anything the actions and reactions of the interested parties ring all too true Amberg’s writing comes across as being rooted in experience“Bone Box” begins with an archaeological discovery that has the potential to shake up the world as long and widely held beliefs are seemingly disproved Violence betrayal murder theft and distrust uickly follow as the reader is taken for a ride not soon forgotten The line between right and wrong becomes increasingly muddled as various players expose their individual motivations “Bone Box” is one of those novels that will make the reader think Long after the story is finished readers will continue to ponder the uestions it raises I strongly encourage all to read “Bone Box” What elevates Bone Box from intriguing mystery with an underlying love story which it definitely is to a story that resonates with meaning are the relationships the author crafts layer upon layer These include the relation between archeology and the personal uest to understand one's place in the universe the relation between cultures that unleashes both destructive and redemptive behaviors the relation between people linked by circumstance and place the relation between individuals with their inner demons and inner strengthsIn all Bone Box is a reflective thriller that will leave you catching your breath while illuminating your own sense of connection with our shared past The Bone Box Jay AmbergWithin this novel there are many conflicts not just the one faced by archeologist Sophia Altay Altay finds with the help of her assistants an ossuary that within it has relics and documents that date back to early Christianity and could change our understanding if what is written on these documents is revealed But as the story opens Joe Travers is being sent to assess the dig find out what is really happening there and possibly be told to terminate Sophia’s reign as director of the dig The search for the contents of the ossuary which was hidden by her assistant sets the tone for this novel Abrahim her assistant follows her every guideline and what is uncovered would change his life and others too The author describes each scene in a very different manner as the reader can feel the heat the warmth and the depth of the places that each character visits or explores Each time Joe Travers enters a sacred place or takes a tour of specific area or visits a site you can feel the tension taste the soil that covers his body at times and see the sweat dripping from his face as he faces off with many foes Being sent to visit this archaeological site to assess the director and her work representation a foundation he is drawn into a deadly conflict that not only endangers his life that of others but the end result would change history too Leopold Kirchburg is a dangerous man and the Austrian project director who feels above it all Charles Lee represents the foundation and provides the necessary funds Together they are toxic Finding this ossuary and uncovering the relics and documents within it are the primary focus of the novel but when the scripts are revealed and the reader is privy to what is on these documents changes in our understanding of early Christianity will take place So why did Sophia Altay hide the ossuary and bury it? Why did she hand Travers a flash drive with specific orders as to who gets the information and why? What happens when someone attacks him and takes the drive? Hidden are the contents that were buried by her assistant Abrahim Learning what was written puts things in a different light as one man is murdered and another finds his life unbalanced As Travers reads the words that were inscribed a decision is made to reveal the contents the documents and the relics to the public but not before the police about the death of the driver interrogates him From Istanbul to the sites around Ephesus Cappadocia and the dig itself in Saint John’s Gate this story encompasses the depth and breath of the meaning of the bone box As the lid is pushed open and the contents are revealed the stale air rises and the man stares into the box Imagine the site and imagine his fears Trying to calm himself and yet understand what he has witnessed one man is blinded by the light that rises from the ossuary Working for the Glavine Foundation Joe was instructed by Sophia to make sure the flash drive was sent to William Sr and no one else But someone knew of his plans he was mugged beaten and the drive was stolen Memories of the past flooded into his mind as he wanted to speak with his son Tom tell his what he has found and learned before hearing about it on the news Thinking about his ex wife his son that he lost and Christine reminded him of something he read when looking at the documents which brings both the message within the ossuary and his struggle connected in a special way “ Only love has made me whole again John the Apostle said I have come to love my neighbor and my enemy When you learn the truth about who is behind the murders why and his kidnappings beatings and you will realize just how this statement comes into play and why it is so true Meeting a reporter and wanting to share what he learned the author through Travers reveals what is in both documents the first he states was “apparently dictated by Jesus of Nazareth shortly before he died” The second document “ a letter written by Saint John the Apostle in Ephesus dates from decades later I believe that people” he pauses around the world and of all faiths will find the documents meaningful” Within the pages of chapter 57 you can understand the strife grief and torment that Abrahim is enduring and the fact that he played a part in the murder of someone close to him With Monuglu following his every move and standing near him when focusing in on the press Joe has many difficult decisions to make and realizes just who he can trust and who is behind what has been happening to him and to others Why was Kenan Sirhan killed and just what part did Kirchburg have in it and who decided to take out the man that mugged and beat Joe Schmidt? Why were they blaming it on Abrahim? What did Kenan do to sell out Altay? A press conference would be the beginning of he ending and what will the fate of the ossuary be? Will the documents and its contents be revealed? Will they remain buried and hidden? Why does Sophia think Joe betrayed her? The ossuary contains human remains and documents Kenan Sirhan was killed at the site by a man named Gunter Schmidt and then was murdered by someone close to the situation to cover up his part in the conspiracy Why does Joe decide to be the intermediary for the project and to allow the world to know what was found? What impact will it have? An ossuary is a place or receptacle for the bones of the dead They are used in the Orthodox Church “ The remains of an Orthodox Christina are treated with special reverence in conformity with the biblical teachings that the body of a believer is a “temple of the Holy Spirit” I Corinthians etc having been sanctified and transfigured by Baptism Holy Communion and the participation in the mystical life of the Church3 In Orthodox monasteries when one of the brethren dies his remains are buried for details see Christian burial for one to three years and then disinterred cleaned and gathered into the monastery's charnel house” Wikipedia ending that will mystify entrance enthrall and captive readers and audiences when the final outcome is revealed the final fate of the ossuary determined and one young man’s hope for a life lies in the hands of those who would rather bury him because he is different Prejudice betrayals deceit lies and a plot to hide the truth are just some of the issues that the author brings to light but most of all what happens when you lose faith within yourself need to find a reason to live and learn the true meaning and significance of The Bone BoxThese are my thoughts and they stand as written “ Boys face glistens and shines when he catches light from the garden window Hope is sometimes just beam away Fran Lewis Just reviews KIRKUS REVIEWSwwwkirkusreviewscomA novel of danger and adventure about an archaeological discovery that threatens to rewrite biblical history​Amberg’s ​​America’s Fool 2012 etc thriller takes readers to Turkey where Joe Travers a former Motorola executive visits an archaeological site funded in part by his friend’s​ ​foundation Joe finds the project riven by conflicts between Sophia Altay the Turkish French lead archaeologist who uickly wins him over; Leopold Kirchburg the Austrian project director with a considerable ego; and Charles Lee who represents right wing foundations that provide much of the financial support The archaeologists discover an ossuary containing relics and documents that could substantially change humanity’s understanding of early Christianity The search for the ossuary’s contents—which were hidden by Sophia’s devoted assistant Abrahim—drives much of the book’s plot Scenes of beatings killings and chases are punctuated by moments of extreme emotion; for example at one point Joe is “already in a uandary the balance between the breathtaking beauty of the day and the sordid affairs of men not at all clear”; at another Abrahim’s “blood boils—the Janissary blood the blood of his lost ancestors the wanderers and cave dwellers alike” In Joe Amberg offers a narrator who’s a keen observer which allows the story to blend archaeological intrigue with a sharply drawn portrait of urban and rural Turkey There are some clever turns of phrase as when Joe notes that a document displayed on a computer screen is “illuminated in a way that would shock medieval monks”The author keeps the tension highas Joe rushes to sort out everyone’s motivations and loyalties Readers will be too caught up in unraveling the plot to wonder about the unanswered uestions regarding the ossuary’s contentsAwell written fast paced thriller that follows in the footsteps of ​​ The Da Vinci Code and Indiana Jones TB Markinson Self Publishing Review A fast paced religious thriller that will make many uestion not just their religious beliefs but their personal beliefs as wellWhat helps this story hit all the right spots is Amberg’s ability to bring not just the characters to life but Turkey as well His descriptions make it easy to visualize smell and almost touch the objects in uestionAmberg not only sets the scenes he does it with ease making the reader nearly feel at home in an exotic landOf course the reader can’t feel completely at ease since this is a thriller It would ruin the fun to know right from the beginning all the good and bad guys All the characters are nuanced and at times everyone’s motives are uestionedthe characters are battling their own personal demons Most of the turmoil is boiling under the surface adding to the tension Who and what will explode creates anxiety adding layer upon layer of intrigue and suspenseThe lingering uestions of what’s real and what isn’t keeps the reader invested in the story It’s not just the mystery about what’s inside the ossuary and if the artifacts are authentic There are other factors that play a huge rolePolitics religion sexuality culture deceit greed and prejudices turn this thriller into a page turner There’s a need to find out what will happen with the bones and letters but there’s also a desire to know what will happen to the charactersBy the end of the novel one feels that maybe the contents of the ossuary weren’t the most important aspect of the story They get the ball rolling but it’s the actions that they set in motion that are integralThe stories within the story demand attention and remind us that one event can be perceived rightly or wrongly from several perspectives Jeanne Pinet I received this Firstreads book as a digital upload from the author Try to imagine what the religious political and global reactions would be if Christ's bones were discovered along with 2 scrolls one written by Christ one by St John To what lengths would men go to to possess these artifacts Would they want them destroyed manipulated for evil purposes or shared with the world as a sign of hope? This book makes the reader think It suggests scenarios some good some evil of what man will do to interpret ancient artifacts and documents to suit his own agenda The author's characters have depth They struggle with their own demons and hopes as well as with the complications of dealing with foreign governments and unknown territory Turkey is the center of the archeological discoveries and is beautifully described One can easily visualize the ancient digs the sacred sites and the people who have great pride in their country Matters of trust and guarded behavior between the characters who seek these relics and of the local government officials further complicate the mysteries in the bone box The end leaves the reader thinking about the events and perhaps what is to come A very good read The place Istanbul Who Joseph Travers for the Glavine Foundation The reasonto check on an alternate dig site set up by Sophia Altay archeologist for the Ephesus Project The making of one exciting bookAs we follow Joe around Istanbul we are given a very descriptive walk in and around the area Sometimes Joseph is trying keep one step ahead of those following him at other times he is running from the memories inside his head Sophia's crew of two working the alternate dig site find an ossuary a bone box containing bones and two scrolls This is where the pace picks up From the moment of discovery the find is moved against the direction of Ms Altay Word spreads and the search is on There is murder intrigue and the race to find the bone box and keep it safe until it can be verified and announced to the worldThere is a lot going on in this book I would have liked a map as I am not familiar with Istanbul and the surrounding area Sometimes I got lost using just the images in my brain There are several main characters all with their own personal agenda which adds to the intrigue A good readThis book was a download from the author for an honest review This is an enthralling story along the same vein as Dan Brown's novels I am always fascinated by stories which involve religious relics whether real or fictional This one includes so many conflicts that you might think it would be tough to follow but that doesn't happen at all You have cultural conflicts conflicts between religion and archeology conflicts between individuals etcThe chapters are generally short and easy to read which offers the reader a chance to take a breath between scenes and not get swallowed up in long detailed descriptions The main characters are never sure who to trust or what their next move should be which keeps you on the edge of your seat The story is creative one of a kind and well worth reading