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In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy. There were giants on the earth in those days—at least that’s what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend beg In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy. There were giants on the earth in those days—at least that’s what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making—and he is the last hope to discovering the world’s greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase—and find the truth.


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In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy. There were giants on the earth in those days—at least that’s what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend beg In true The Da Vinci Code fashion, a taut thriller filled with rival factions vying for control of the truth in a giant global conspiracy. There were giants on the earth in those days—at least that’s what the Bible says. But, where are they? Did they ever really exist at all? When out-of-work math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, he and his ex-girlfriend begin to unravel a mystery 10,000 years in the making—and he is the last hope to discovering the world’s greatest conspiracy. Chased by both the Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David, Ethan must survive the chase—and find the truth.

30 review for Bone Chase

  1. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea Humphrey

    I went in expecting something similar to The DaVinci Code, and I definitely think this book has the potential to rivet the same audience, but I struggled to slog through many of the ancient logs and artifacts included in the story. There is a lot of technical terminology, and just as I felt I was sinking into the story again, another info dump was inserted, and I was lost again. Overall, lots of potential, but the execution just didn't work for me. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my I went in expecting something similar to The DaVinci Code, and I definitely think this book has the potential to rivet the same audience, but I struggled to slog through many of the ancient logs and artifacts included in the story. There is a lot of technical terminology, and just as I felt I was sinking into the story again, another info dump was inserted, and I was lost again. Overall, lots of potential, but the execution just didn't work for me. *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Michael Hicks

    DNF at 12%. Many thanks to Saga Press for the NetGalley ARC, but this story is straining credulity too much for me to continue any further. Much of this comes down to the manner in which the story is presented. Weston Ochse thrusts us headlong into a narrative in which the characters know so much more about what's happening than the reader. This, in turn, makes for a disorienting read and demands that the reader accept these spurious claims and leaps of logic involving the existence of giants and DNF at 12%. Many thanks to Saga Press for the NetGalley ARC, but this story is straining credulity too much for me to continue any further. Much of this comes down to the manner in which the story is presented. Weston Ochse thrusts us headlong into a narrative in which the characters know so much more about what's happening than the reader. This, in turn, makes for a disorienting read and demands that the reader accept these spurious claims and leaps of logic involving the existence of giants and global conspiracy to keep them secret despite there being no narrative build-up to invest in similar beliefs alongside the reader. We're given no real reason for the characters themselves to believe these outlandish ideas, and I'm at a loss as to why I'm supposed to believe it just as readily. These opening chapters come off more like a random drunk, demented guy on the subway ranting conspiracy theories at you and expecting you to run off with him to uncover the truth despite just having met the man. Early blurbs have compared this book to James Rollins and Dan Brown. Say what you will about those authors, but at least they took the time to invest in world building and presenting their fictional evidentiary findings to goad you along. Here, there's little reason to buy into the fantastical and of the four chapters I've read this morning, each bit grows more ludicrous than the previous, and then I finally hit the perfect line to decide to call it quits on, in which "the woman backed out of her car, not carrying a baby but a shotgun." Ah, the ol' baby-shotgun switcharoo. Yep. I'm out.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Joann

    I love Dan Brown. I was so excited to dive into this one after so many reviewers said Dan Brown fans would enjoy it. While I made it through the book, it was not easy at all nor super enjoyable. The technical details, archaeology "logs" and high brown academic writing inserted made this so much less readable for me, and it deterred from my immersion into the story itself. Each time I found myself perking up thinking I was getting somewhere, insert yet another "excerpt" from an ancient log that I I love Dan Brown. I was so excited to dive into this one after so many reviewers said Dan Brown fans would enjoy it. While I made it through the book, it was not easy at all nor super enjoyable. The technical details, archaeology "logs" and high brown academic writing inserted made this so much less readable for me, and it deterred from my immersion into the story itself. Each time I found myself perking up thinking I was getting somewhere, insert yet another "excerpt" from an ancient log that I had to read three times to understand. I think it would have been far more enjoyable with a more balanced approach, however, I did enjoy the premise overall. Thank you for the ARC!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Farah Asche

    This is a fast, exciting story, very reminiscent of Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code. This had everything you would want in a thriller, giants, bones, secret societies, hidden history, gun chases and explosions. The story begins with Ethan getting a box full of notes claiming giants exist. He is thrust into a search for the truth that could cost him his life. He is chased by two groups, the mysterious Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David. These groups are willing to do whatever it takes This is a fast, exciting story, very reminiscent of Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code. This had everything you would want in a thriller, giants, bones, secret societies, hidden history, gun chases and explosions. The story begins with Ethan getting a box full of notes claiming giants exist. He is thrust into a search for the truth that could cost him his life. He is chased by two groups, the mysterious Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David. These groups are willing to do whatever it takes to stop people from finding out the truth. There are numerous mentions of giants throughout history including the Bible in this book. I was intrigued about the messages and historical cover-ups. I wrote them down to look up when I finished the book and they took me down a rabbit hole. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more from this author.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Grand Admiral Tofu King

    Bone Chase was a book that I tried very hard to like because the premise was right up my alley, however, I felt that this title desperately needed more fine-tuning, particularly with regards to the structure and overall writing. The novel was advertised as being a perfect fit for fans of The Da Vinci code, however, I feel that is a gross overstatement as what The Da Vinci Code accomplishes with its incredible blending of science, lore, and creative fiction, Bone Chase utterly lacks. The premise Bone Chase was a book that I tried very hard to like because the premise was right up my alley, however, I felt that this title desperately needed more fine-tuning, particularly with regards to the structure and overall writing. The novel was advertised as being a perfect fit for fans of The Da Vinci code, however, I feel that is a gross overstatement as what The Da Vinci Code accomplishes with its incredible blending of science, lore, and creative fiction, Bone Chase utterly lacks. The premise is rather fascinating, however, there is no concrete sense of structure to the writing that helps support the interesting idea behind the story. For a tale such as this, there needs to be a natural interconnection between the history, lore and facts, and the creative elements to help drive it forward in a believable manner. If the writing leans too much towards one side or the other, then it risks a humongous disconnect and fracture between all of the pieces, which is what happens with Bone Chase. There are walls of text explaining the more technical aspects of the material that the narrative is built upon, and it reads like a textbook rather than a work of fiction. I love science and dense, complicated writings on lore, but when that information is provided on a very awkward platter that completely clashes with everything around it, it can create a very frustrating and inherently boring reading experience. I could never full engage with anything that was happening. Couple that with utterly flat and superficial characters who lacked any realm of depth, then the finished product is a rough-hewn mess of dissatisfaction. The build-up also seems to take a very long time in spite of the action and revelations that occur, which then totally fizzled out by an abrupt ending that was horridly rushed, almost as if the author ran out of pages to continue and offer a proper finale. Given the messy nature of the rest of the book, this really didn't come as a surprise, but it also didn't make it any less disheartening. Also, the depiction of gender roles and the stereotypical mould of "men's roles" and "women's roles" felt immensely discomforting and I can't see that sitting well with a lot of readers, especially in today's social environment. When compared to everything else the book was trying to accomplish, it felt incredibly outdated and out-of-place. Overall, Bone Chase has a good idea behind it, however, it really needed much more meticulous and careful crafting to it. The attention to detail was average at best, leaving behind plot holes. The contrast between the facts, technical data and creative facets was vivid and grating. The characters' lack of development, or any sense of individualistic personality really, promotes an apathetic environment. There was no air of suspense and tension that is typical to a novel such as this, making me question its "thriller" tag. It is decidedly not a good idea to compare this to The Da Vinci Code because the differences therein are as bright and discernable as night and day, hot and cold. As it stands, I do not recommend this book. Please note that I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review, courtesy of Gallery / Saga Press.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Brandy {The Review Booth}

    The science, mathematics, and biblical explanation portions of Bone Chase were relatively frequent, which bogged down the story for me. I found them tedious, to be honest. I was relieved at the introduction of the third member of the “team” because Ethan and Shanny’s theories, musings, etcetera often needed an explanation in layman’s terms. The DaVinci Code was written without making you feel like you had an inadequate background on the subject or lost in what it was trying to prove. The history The science, mathematics, and biblical explanation portions of Bone Chase were relatively frequent, which bogged down the story for me. I found them tedious, to be honest. I was relieved at the introduction of the third member of the “team” because Ethan and Shanny’s theories, musings, etcetera often needed an explanation in layman’s terms. The DaVinci Code was written without making you feel like you had an inadequate background on the subject or lost in what it was trying to prove. The history behind the giants was quite intriguing, in addition to the intended or unintended mistranslations of text and languages over time. Ethan was honestly a little underwhelming, hard to connect with, and childish for someone in the primary role of a book like Bone Chase. There’s also the factor that he was a high school math teacher, not that there’s anything wrong with that. I just had a hard time reconciling against a character like Professor Robert Langdon in The DaVinci Code. I felt like Matt’s character and backstory could have been better developed, especially since he seemed significant to Ethan’s father. I don’t feel like any of the people in the story have enough backstory or development to establish much of a connection with them, and since I didn’t connect with Ethan – it made me care less and less about what happened to most everyone. After all the buildup, it felt choppy to get thrown into the situation Ethan finds himself in and what he witnesses. The first two-thirds of Bone Chase is reasonably fast-paced, has its fair share of narrow escapes, and action – yet it felt rushed. The ending also felt rushed, as if the journey there took too long, and everything needed to be organized and boxed up for a neat conclusion. I would possibly recommend this book to readers who enjoy mystery, thriller, supernatural beings, and myths. As always, a big thank you to Gallery/Saga Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read a digital ARC of Bone Chase – all opinions are my own. *Rounded up from 2.5 stars*

  7. 4 out of 5

    ˗ˏˋ maddie ˊˎ˗

    full disclosure: i received an arc through a goodreads giveaway. this wasn't exactly godawful but it was beyond poorly executed. the idea had promise and not an ounce of follow-through. the writing was haphazard and shallow, the characters two-dimensional (every. single. one of them. usually there's one or two characters i gravitate towards but there was no meat on literally any of them), and the bone chase a mess of the absolute least interesting parts sloshed together in a watery stew. also thi full disclosure: i received an arc through a goodreads giveaway. this wasn't exactly godawful but it was beyond poorly executed. the idea had promise and not an ounce of follow-through. the writing was haphazard and shallow, the characters two-dimensional (every. single. one of them. usually there's one or two characters i gravitate towards but there was no meat on literally any of them), and the bone chase a mess of the absolute least interesting parts sloshed together in a watery stew. also this is the second book in a row by a middle-aged white guy that just needed me to know that the love interest was a virgin. (what the fuck is that fantasy..... i guess i didn't realize that was still a thing in the year 20fucking20.) loved it ending on gender stereotypes too (the woman in the kitchen, the man out hunter-gathering), that was just the icing on the cake. just.... how do you make a book about GIANTS so gd boring???

  8. 5 out of 5

    Molly Huff

    This is the 2020s answer to The Da Vinci Code. Part thriller, part history lesson, part conspiracy theory, this book had me hooked. Step aside, Robert Langdon, a new scholar sleuth is in town, and he means business.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Monika

    When a mysterious box is sent to Ethan, an unemployed Math teacher, he sets his search to solve the mystery. The story is set to unveil a conspiracy theory of giants roaming in our world, bone findings and cryptic symbol that could date back to 10,000 years in the past. Reading through the mysteries, reminded me more of Indiana Jones, with a touch of SciFi elements. The plot is movietastic, interesting and I loved Ethan, a grounded and of course a good decryptor. The writing itself was easy to f When a mysterious box is sent to Ethan, an unemployed Math teacher, he sets his search to solve the mystery. The story is set to unveil a conspiracy theory of giants roaming in our world, bone findings and cryptic symbol that could date back to 10,000 years in the past. Reading through the mysteries, reminded me more of Indiana Jones, with a touch of SciFi elements. The plot is movietastic, interesting and I loved Ethan, a grounded and of course a good decryptor. The writing itself was easy to follow and captivating, but at some places I felt that the author wanted to be descriptive, but over explained instead. The story really fed my conspiracy theory loving self!! 3.75/5 Thank you Netgalley, Gallery books and Weston Ochse for the ARC.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Ashlee Bree

    For me, this was a thriller which lacked the fundamental "thrill." It was neither titillating in action nor was its psychology pulse-climbing in any anticipatory degree. If this book were a heart monitor, it would shoot a succession of flat lines across the screen from beginning to end not because it's dead to rights or anything but because it lacks the peaks of intrigue or tension that one comes to expect from a story about a professed centuries-old coverup. Ethan McCloud, an ordinary man and l For me, this was a thriller which lacked the fundamental "thrill." It was neither titillating in action nor was its psychology pulse-climbing in any anticipatory degree. If this book were a heart monitor, it would shoot a succession of flat lines across the screen from beginning to end not because it's dead to rights or anything but because it lacks the peaks of intrigue or tension that one comes to expect from a story about a professed centuries-old coverup. Ethan McCloud, an ordinary man and laid-off math teacher, receives a mysterious box in the mail one day. In it, he finds information espousing a conspiracy about giants who have supposedly roamed the earth in tandem with humanity since Biblical times. (Sounds promising, right?) After his father dies under suspicious circumstances, however, he is tasked with learning, as well as with exposing, the truth about them. Or to die trying. With his ex-girlfriend from college, Shannon "Shanny," in toe, they soon find themselves on the hunt for giant bones and on the run from two secret societies - The Six-Fingered Man and The Council of David - who are determined to keep the real history of giants lidded. Buried. The lengths these two rival factions will go to in order to preserve the secret are exacting not to mention explosive. (Pun intended.) The premise of Bone Chase, like giants themselves, had enormous potential but the narrative itself sputtered its plot, characterization, and suspense like a punctured balloon. The characters were affable enough, I suppose, but they lacked substance. Dimension. Personality. I found Ethan to be mundane to the point of boredom, Shannon "strong and courageous" to the point that she came off like a Badass Tough Girl archetype, and the tertiary characters too insipid for me to care about remembering them. The story suffered from a lack of depth overall. Readers are never afforded a sufficient explanation as to why these "bone hunters" are willingly hurling themselves headfirst into danger to unearth the whole giants-do-exist underground. Nor are we given good reason as to how or why Ethan's father became involved in particular, or why he'd pass the torch to his son after he died. Furthermore, there's little distinction between the two rival factions and what they want. Their justifications for going after bone hunters like Ethan are frail at best, non-existent at worst. Even the giants were a disappointment because the footprints they left behind made no indentation on my imagination at all. They simply...faded into obscurity. I was more than hopeful I could bask in this book's "giant awe" by the time I finished it. Instead, I'm going to have to label it a "giant yawn." Thank you to NetGalley and Gallery Books for the ARC in exchange for my review. BOOK BLOG

  11. 5 out of 5

    Amanda McHugh

    Not many people know this about me, but when I was a little girl, I was terrified of giants. I dreamed about them storming into my city, bigger than skyscrapers, stomping on cars and coming directly for me. Maybe it was those old Mickey cartoons where they climb the beanstalk, or maybe I've always had an overactive imagination, whatever the case, I was intrigued to read Bone Chase on the premise and fun cover, and was soon lost in a world where giants might've walked the earth. Ethan is an unemp Not many people know this about me, but when I was a little girl, I was terrified of giants. I dreamed about them storming into my city, bigger than skyscrapers, stomping on cars and coming directly for me. Maybe it was those old Mickey cartoons where they climb the beanstalk, or maybe I've always had an overactive imagination, whatever the case, I was intrigued to read Bone Chase on the premise and fun cover, and was soon lost in a world where giants might've walked the earth. Ethan is an unemployed math teacher called back to his home town when his father starts ranting about a six-fingered man. After he suddenly dies, he finds a box and a mystery, joins with Shanny, an old girlfriend, and together, they embark on a quest to prove the existence of giants. In truth, I was wary to continue this after the first few chapters. Mysteries were handed to us rather than given rationale or reason. Ethan, a learned educator and man of facts, accepts things because his father left cryptic messages in a box. Without actually knowing anything about said box, he automatically makes wild assumptions and just seems to "know" what he's supposed to do. And the relationship with his ex goes from estranged to I love you in exactly three seconds. But the premise was interesting and I wanted to see where the mystery, even if it was ill-explained and a little outrageously executed, was leading. I'm glad I stuck with it. This was a fun, mindless read that asks a lot of questions without being preachy or dismissive. The inclusion of various texts was interesting, and I especially appreciated Ochse's handling of the translations. As a lifelong English major, I find etymology and translational discrepancies fascinating, and so much of this chase hinged on how words shifted meaning throughout generations, taking into account the people who were writing the texts and their motivations to do so. Ethan's journey makes more sense the deeper into his "mission" he goes, and along the way, we get some pretty insightful discourse on mathematical theory, global religions, PTSD, and friendship. Once I got over my initial disbelief of their relationship, Ethan and Shanny made a pretty good team, and I liked seeing the shifting power dynamics meeting the needs of their current task. Overall, Bone Chase is a fast-paced, fun, lose-yourself read with no short supply of wacky characters and humor to lighten the more serious moments. If I had to make comp titles, I'd say this is Da Vinci Code with a heaping of National Treasure. I'd recommend to anyone who loves mythologically or historically driven mysteries, or anyone who's looking for an escapist text with overarching theological questions. Thank you to Gallery/Saga and NetGalley for providing an eARC in exchange for honest review consideration.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Chaya Nebel

    Mild-mannered math teacher Ethan receives a mysterious box from his father containing hints and clues for a world-wide centuries-old conspiracy involving real giants who supposedly roamed the earth. Ethan is now entrusted with this, and must, for some reason known only to the author, continue his father's quest in search of the truth. This story has the makings of a Da Vinci-type thriller, but the biggest problem with the book in my opinion is that the author never puts forth a good explanation f Mild-mannered math teacher Ethan receives a mysterious box from his father containing hints and clues for a world-wide centuries-old conspiracy involving real giants who supposedly roamed the earth. Ethan is now entrusted with this, and must, for some reason known only to the author, continue his father's quest in search of the truth. This story has the makings of a Da Vinci-type thriller, but the biggest problem with the book in my opinion is that the author never puts forth a good explanation for why ANY of these characters -- Suz, the old couple, Ethan himself, any of them -- would care enough about this issue to put their and others' lives in danger for the sake of the idea of giants. So giants were once real? So what? They all come off as a bit loopy for being so obsessed. (Suz's entire life, it seems, is dedicated to this hunt, and so sure is she of being hunted herself that she has bought 3 homes, connected them via tunnels, and rigged them to explode the minute "they" seem to find her). In addition, I can't figure out why Ethan's father would knowingly put his son's life in danger for this cause, nor can I figure out why Ethan takes up the mantle of the quest, rather than say, "huh, giants? Interesting" and get on with their lives. Beyond that, I just didn't buy the whole worldwide conspiracy thing, nor why either side would be so interested in these "hunters" like Ethan, who obviously could look his entire life and never find the underground giant hideouts in Iceland or Malta anyway. And why they would care enough about him to bring him to both places is beyond me. If the conspiracy, as is put forth, has managed to control the media to the point that no one talks about giants anymore, why would they care about piddly little Ethan and his girlfriend's hunt? There were many, many events and plot points that stretched the limits of belief, even for fiction. A woman who hides an explosive device in her prosthetic in case she meets up with a giant? The old couple who just happens to be at the motel where our hero happens to stop by in a random spot of the Southwest U.S.? An ancient giant king still living, hidden with the help of some friends,on the island of Malta? Gimme a break. If the author/publishers are interested, there are a couple of misuses of the word "whomever": page 239 of the ARC, 5th line down, and page 234, 2nd line down. In both cases "whoever" is the correct pronoun to use.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Paul

    Billed as a National Treasure/ DaVinci Code-type thriller, the plot doesn’t let up very often… But while you’re going to find a non-stop chase, parts of the story don’t exactly stick together well, and I will get to that in a bit. One of the first things Ethan does is hook back up with his ex… she’s smart, she cares about him, and she’s an ex-soldier. Everything Ethan will need to keep the Six-Fingered man and the Council of David away. The many legions and allies are out for the duo. And in this Billed as a National Treasure/ DaVinci Code-type thriller, the plot doesn’t let up very often… But while you’re going to find a non-stop chase, parts of the story don’t exactly stick together well, and I will get to that in a bit. One of the first things Ethan does is hook back up with his ex… she’s smart, she cares about him, and she’s an ex-soldier. Everything Ethan will need to keep the Six-Fingered man and the Council of David away. The many legions and allies are out for the duo. And in this sense, I find Dean Koontz’s Jane Hawk series to be a much better fictional world to compare to… And here comes the balance in my review… But unlike Koontz, Ochse’s transitions between the “real” world and the scifi elements are often rough and necessitate a rather large leap. In the business of deep-state conspiracy writing, it’s hard to keep the illusion up without that (fictional) credible evidence. It mostly comes up in those transitions between dashes from one clue to the next. While Bone Chase is loaded with those thriller-tensions, the ties that bind the plot don’t always work together. 3 out of 5 stars Thank you to NetGalley, Gallery/ Saga, and the author for an advanced copy for review. For my full review: https://paulspicks.blog/2020/11/11/bo... For all my reviews: https://paulspicks.blog

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jud Hanson

    Mythology is full of stories of giants that lived in the distant past. From the story of David killing Goliath to the children’s story of Jack and the Beanstalk, giants have always fascinated humanity. But what if the stories were true? This is what Ethan McCloud wonders when he receives a mysterious package and finds himself on the run from not one but two secretive groups with different agendas in regards to the truth about the existence of giants. Bone Chase by Weston Ochse was billed as a DaV Mythology is full of stories of giants that lived in the distant past. From the story of David killing Goliath to the children’s story of Jack and the Beanstalk, giants have always fascinated humanity. But what if the stories were true? This is what Ethan McCloud wonders when he receives a mysterious package and finds himself on the run from not one but two secretive groups with different agendas in regards to the truth about the existence of giants. Bone Chase by Weston Ochse was billed as a DaVinci Code-type thriller. While the premise was certainly fascinating, this book fell short in some key areas. To begin with, Ochse never really defines the two groups that are chasing the central character. There is also never an explanation of what their agendas are or why it is so important to keep the truth about giants from the world at large. As I read the book, I kept waiting for the big climatic moment which simply wasn’t there. While Ochse is an accomplished author in the horror genre, he was not successful with Bone Chase. I cannot strongly recommend this book and give it 2/5 stars. * An ebook copy of this book was the only compensation received in exchange for this review. *

  15. 4 out of 5

    Alison Stratton

    In this book we follow ex math teacher, Ethan McCloud on a journey through history and an ages old mystery that all starts when his father begins acting strangely and sends him a mysterious box. When Ethan's father tragically dies Ethan is left with two options, solve the mystery or die trying. When his old college flame, Shannon, just recently back from Afghanistan calls with condolences, the two decide to meet for coffee and Shannon is inevitably wrapped up in the mystery. With no where confir In this book we follow ex math teacher, Ethan McCloud on a journey through history and an ages old mystery that all starts when his father begins acting strangely and sends him a mysterious box. When Ethan's father tragically dies Ethan is left with two options, solve the mystery or die trying. When his old college flame, Shannon, just recently back from Afghanistan calls with condolences, the two decide to meet for coffee and Shannon is inevitably wrapped up in the mystery. With no where confirmed safe and no idea who is their enemy, they can only trust each other while they unravel the mystery of the box and his father's death together. This was a really interesting and wild ride. I'm not really one for biblical based works of fiction, but I was absolutely fascinated with the plot of this book. There were so many tidbits and things to keep in mind and keep track of while reading this book that I would highly recommend annotations if you can. The writing is strong but the sift through information is definitely dry. Turns out I'm not really a Dan Brown fan, who knew. However this is a very well constructed thriller and overall I really enjoyed the read.

  16. 5 out of 5

    O Prism

    Conspiracy theory? Sure, why not! An excellent read by Weston Ochse. Unemployed math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, and the chase is on. Searching for giants that may or may not exist, with danger at his heels the entire time. Many thrilling twists and turns occur in Ethan’s search for the truth. Don’t want to give away the ending, so suffice it to say, if you enjoyed The DaVinci Code with some sci-fi thrown in, you will want to read this book. I didn’t know what to think when I Conspiracy theory? Sure, why not! An excellent read by Weston Ochse. Unemployed math teacher Ethan McCloud is sent a mysterious box, and the chase is on. Searching for giants that may or may not exist, with danger at his heels the entire time. Many thrilling twists and turns occur in Ethan’s search for the truth. Don’t want to give away the ending, so suffice it to say, if you enjoyed The DaVinci Code with some sci-fi thrown in, you will want to read this book. I didn’t know what to think when I began reading, but the characters and plot were clear and concise,, and the more I read, the more I was intrigued. Had a hard time putting this down until I was finished. Reminded me of the search for mermaids/are they real stories. Very, very interesting book, and I highly recommend if this genre interests you. Thank you to the author (thank you for your service, sir), Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Farah Asche

    This is a fast, exciting story, very reminiscent of Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code. This had everything you would want in a thriller, giants, bones, secret societies, hidden history, gun chases and explosions. The story begins with Ethan getting a box full of notes claiming giants exist. He is thrust into a search for the truth that could cost him his life. He is chased by two groups, the mysterious Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David. These groups are willing to do whatever it takes This is a fast, exciting story, very reminiscent of Indiana Jones and The Da Vinci Code. This had everything you would want in a thriller, giants, bones, secret societies, hidden history, gun chases and explosions. The story begins with Ethan getting a box full of notes claiming giants exist. He is thrust into a search for the truth that could cost him his life. He is chased by two groups, the mysterious Six-Fingered Man and the Council of David. These groups are willing to do whatever it takes to stop people from finding out the truth. There are numerous mentions of giants throughout history including the Bible in this book. I was intrigued about the messages and historical cover-ups. I wrote them down to look up when I finished the book and they took me down a rabbit hole. I enjoyed the book and look forward to more from this author. I received an arc from netgalley for an honest review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    That Book Guy

    I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of Bone Chase by Weston Ochse through NetGalley.com. After his father’s sudden death, Ethan McCloud and a love interest embark on a search to find proof of the existence of modern day giants. Yes, giants. Along the way, they encounter a six-fingered man, a secret cabal, alien hunters and the rarest of the rare, a Motley Crue fan. Initially compared to a Dan Brown book, this has more a feel of James Rollins or Matthew Reilly. Fast paced and action p I was fortunate enough to read an advanced copy of Bone Chase by Weston Ochse through NetGalley.com. After his father’s sudden death, Ethan McCloud and a love interest embark on a search to find proof of the existence of modern day giants. Yes, giants. Along the way, they encounter a six-fingered man, a secret cabal, alien hunters and the rarest of the rare, a Motley Crue fan. Initially compared to a Dan Brown book, this has more a feel of James Rollins or Matthew Reilly. Fast paced and action packed, this is an over the top yet entertaining thriller. The two main characters are appealing and the villain is one easy to hate. We’ll give this one 4 stars, it’s a fun read. * An ebook copy of this book was the only compensation received in exchange for this review. *

  19. 5 out of 5

    Donna Hines

    Break out the antique logs and help find the Giants or so it was to be... However, the ultimate premise is not in losing your audience with information overload but rather keeping interest and this one didn't entice me to read about monsters, giants, six fingered people or whatever else was tossed the readers way. It was bizarre, strange, and felt more of a slow sinking quicksand that a riveting new work and sadly I couldn't enjoy myself in this new work by Weston Ochse. As noted variety is the spi Break out the antique logs and help find the Giants or so it was to be... However, the ultimate premise is not in losing your audience with information overload but rather keeping interest and this one didn't entice me to read about monsters, giants, six fingered people or whatever else was tossed the readers way. It was bizarre, strange, and felt more of a slow sinking quicksand that a riveting new work and sadly I couldn't enjoy myself in this new work by Weston Ochse. As noted variety is the spice of life and this was geared up for readers who enjoyed the DaVinci Code and if you're one of those readers than you may just welcome this one. I hope you do and find it enjoyable. Thank you to Weston, the pub, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this ARC in exchange for this honest review.

  20. 4 out of 5

    elysa

    When a mysterious box is sent to Ethan, an unemployed Math teacher, he sets his search to solve the mystery. The story is set to unveil a conspiracy theory of Giants. With many roaming in our world findings of bone artifacts, and cryptic symbols could date back to 10,000 years in the past. Reading through the mysteries, reminded me of an adventure, with a hint of SciFi. I loved Ethan, and his character development, even under stress he was smart and stable. The story was captivating, and loved a When a mysterious box is sent to Ethan, an unemployed Math teacher, he sets his search to solve the mystery. The story is set to unveil a conspiracy theory of Giants. With many roaming in our world findings of bone artifacts, and cryptic symbols could date back to 10,000 years in the past. Reading through the mysteries, reminded me of an adventure, with a hint of SciFi. I loved Ethan, and his character development, even under stress he was smart and stable. The story was captivating, and loved all the conspiracy juiciness! Thank you Netgalley, Gallery books and Weston Ochse for this oppurtunity.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jill Elizabeth

    I like the way this one started. It seemed promising - a somewhat familiar formula was developing, sure. but the concept was different enough from others I've read to keep me interested. For a while. But the random sprinklings of mathematical theories and in-depth biblical recitations and analysis blended with the casual and repeated improbabilities in the plot line - and the characters' inexplicable ability to stay one step ahead of everyone who is following them - left me shaking my head more I like the way this one started. It seemed promising - a somewhat familiar formula was developing, sure. but the concept was different enough from others I've read to keep me interested. For a while. But the random sprinklings of mathematical theories and in-depth biblical recitations and analysis blended with the casual and repeated improbabilities in the plot line - and the characters' inexplicable ability to stay one step ahead of everyone who is following them - left me shaking my head more often than not. Ultimately, this one didn't work for me... Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my obligation-free review copy.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Reid Edwards

    Harkening to older Crichton and Max Brooks, Weston Ochse’s Bone Chase is one of those books that leaves you sated but curious and inquisitive. Following former math teacher Ethan as he dives into the mystery behind giants (do they exist, what does their existence mean), Ochse shows his skill at action and suspense. His scenes never feel scripted or on rails, with the decisions of the protagonists driving the events of the story forward. The scientific bits that start each chapter help flesh out Harkening to older Crichton and Max Brooks, Weston Ochse’s Bone Chase is one of those books that leaves you sated but curious and inquisitive. Following former math teacher Ethan as he dives into the mystery behind giants (do they exist, what does their existence mean), Ochse shows his skill at action and suspense. His scenes never feel scripted or on rails, with the decisions of the protagonists driving the events of the story forward. The scientific bits that start each chapter help flesh out the story, lending that Brooks and Crichton flavor of “is it science fiction or non-fiction”. All in all, Bone Chase is a fun read, with just enough wonder left in to keep you asking questions.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Travis Ludvigson

    Bone Chase delivered an interesting and unique premise: Giants are real and have always existed here on Earth. The thing I appreciated most in this book was that Ochse created characters that remained true to who they were. The main character, Ethan was skeptical, unsure of himself, and nearly useless in a fight. And that continued through the story. He didn't suddenly have the skills of Jason Bourne, but kept moving ahead using his intellect. He made the characters feel real, which helped carry Bone Chase delivered an interesting and unique premise: Giants are real and have always existed here on Earth. The thing I appreciated most in this book was that Ochse created characters that remained true to who they were. The main character, Ethan was skeptical, unsure of himself, and nearly useless in a fight. And that continued through the story. He didn't suddenly have the skills of Jason Bourne, but kept moving ahead using his intellect. He made the characters feel real, which helped carry the story along. I would like to see Ochse write a prequel or sequel with a greater focus on the lives of the Giants and their perspective on our world. This was a good conspiracy driven work that made me believe that maybe Giants really are out there somewhere.

  24. 5 out of 5

    BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)

    This book claims to be perfect for fans of Dan Brown, but I would caution fans of Dan Brown before picking this up. While this absolutely had a premise that would snag a Dan Brown fan, I think the blurb hyped this book up so much, I was bound to be let down when reading it. The characters are not well created, which leads to a very flat feeling throughout the story. I also felt like I was reading a textbook through all the ancient texts and terminology. This book had a lot of potential, but it d This book claims to be perfect for fans of Dan Brown, but I would caution fans of Dan Brown before picking this up. While this absolutely had a premise that would snag a Dan Brown fan, I think the blurb hyped this book up so much, I was bound to be let down when reading it. The characters are not well created, which leads to a very flat feeling throughout the story. I also felt like I was reading a textbook through all the ancient texts and terminology. This book had a lot of potential, but it didn't quite achieve what it was claiming. I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Angelica

    While in some ways, this book reminded me of Dan Brown, in others it didn't. Dan Brown's books are like watching movies where I am immersed in an entire story, not unlike watching a movie. This book, though very interesting, was like reading a non-fiction book at times. I like non-fiction, but when I am reading fiction, I want it to be all fiction. The technical writing was a bit too much at times, and I found myself skipping over parts. Sometimes Robin Cook can get that with his medical thrille While in some ways, this book reminded me of Dan Brown, in others it didn't. Dan Brown's books are like watching movies where I am immersed in an entire story, not unlike watching a movie. This book, though very interesting, was like reading a non-fiction book at times. I like non-fiction, but when I am reading fiction, I want it to be all fiction. The technical writing was a bit too much at times, and I found myself skipping over parts. Sometimes Robin Cook can get that with his medical thrillers. Overall, a very interesting premise, which was entertaining to read, but not life-changing.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Derek Moore

    I must admit that I tried but did not finish the book. There was just too much technical description. I started and stopped reading several times. We were following a math teacher and his journey through history that begins when his father sends him a mysterious box. I know this type of material will appeal to many other readers, it just didn't capture my interest. Thank you for the opportunity of receiving this book. I have already passed it along. I must admit that I tried but did not finish the book. There was just too much technical description. I started and stopped reading several times. We were following a math teacher and his journey through history that begins when his father sends him a mysterious box. I know this type of material will appeal to many other readers, it just didn't capture my interest. Thank you for the opportunity of receiving this book. I have already passed it along.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Ian

    DNF @ 5% First, my thanks to Simon & Schuster for a digital galley to review. I don't know if this book starts in the middle of a plot on purpose or because it's bad. Based on the quality of writing, I'm gonna guess it's the latter. This is only for "Dan Brown readers" in the way Twilight is for "Anne Rice readers." DNF @ 5% First, my thanks to Simon & Schuster for a digital galley to review. I don't know if this book starts in the middle of a plot on purpose or because it's bad. Based on the quality of writing, I'm gonna guess it's the latter. This is only for "Dan Brown readers" in the way Twilight is for "Anne Rice readers."

  28. 4 out of 5

    Beth

    I really wanted to like this book, which was billed as a kind of Da Vinci Code. I was expecting action, improbable clue solving, conspiracy theories, some foundation in Western religion, and so on. I DNF'd at about a quarter of the way through. I do not like to be unkind in my thoughts and reviews, but the writing was just not very good. This professional book editor just couldn't read more. I really wanted to like this book, which was billed as a kind of Da Vinci Code. I was expecting action, improbable clue solving, conspiracy theories, some foundation in Western religion, and so on. I DNF'd at about a quarter of the way through. I do not like to be unkind in my thoughts and reviews, but the writing was just not very good. This professional book editor just couldn't read more.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michael

    I received a free copy of this book from goodreads in exchange for an honest review. This book was bad. Just blah. To be honest, it's almost 1 stars except I kinda almost dug the last 75 pages or so when shit actually went down. But don't. Seriously, just don't. Don't waste your precious life time reading this boring ass "thriller." I received a free copy of this book from goodreads in exchange for an honest review. This book was bad. Just blah. To be honest, it's almost 1 stars except I kinda almost dug the last 75 pages or so when shit actually went down. But don't. Seriously, just don't. Don't waste your precious life time reading this boring ass "thriller."

  30. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Interesting. I guess giants could be god like. Really, i'm impressed with writers dragging other supernatural beings into the urban fantasy genre. A lot of action with flat characters. It jumps around but keep you interested. A good read. Interesting. I guess giants could be god like. Really, i'm impressed with writers dragging other supernatural beings into the urban fantasy genre. A lot of action with flat characters. It jumps around but keep you interested. A good read.

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