Friday, November 15, 2013

The Joshua Stone On Tour and a Giveaway

I’m delighted to be participating in author James Barney’s Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tour for his thriller, THE JOSHUA STONE.

As part of the tour, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on this suspenseful book and thanks to James, I have an eBook copy of THE JOSHUA STONE to give away. Please see the end of the post for the details. In addition, I’m listing the other blogs participating in the tour so that you may visit with them to find out more about this intriguing story and have more chances to win a copy.

Here’s my thoughts…

THE JOSHUA STONE by James Barney

This story begins in 1959 in an underground laboratory in a remote region of West Virginia. As you can guess, something goes terribly wrong. Not knowing exactly what went wrong will quickly pull you in for a roller coaster ride of adrenaline-induced action.

Following the accident, President Eisenhower ordered the lab sealed shut, all records destroyed. Scientists had mysteriously disappeared and rescue attempts failed.

Fifty-four years have passed and someone from the lab suddenly appears at a local diner injured and dying. As other mysterious events begin to happen along the New River Valley in West Virginia, government agents Mike Califano and Ana Thorne are sent to investigate. 

Joshua-Stone-James-Barney-coverTheir discovery is unbelievable, touching on science and religion. The agents soon find themselves facing more than they could have ever imaged. It’s up to the two agents top stop a global catastrophe as they work to solve a biblical mystery before time runs out.

Author James Barney knows how to capture your attention and never let go. He’s created likable, well-balanced characters that make the unbelievable, believable. 

THE JOSHUA STONE is an intense suspense thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The story flows smoothly and at a fast pace leaving you breathless at times as the adrenaline kicks in. The plot is harmonious and enthralling.

Barney’s well-developed plot will have you wondering what is fact and what is fiction as he makes it all seems quite possible. 

The Joshua Stone by James Barney, William Morrow Paperbacks, @2013, ISBN: 978-0062021397, Paperback, 416 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

THE JOSHUA STONE can be found at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Goodreads.


James Barney is the critically acclaimed author of THE GENESIS KEY. He is an attorney who lives outside Washington, D.C., with his wife and two children.
For more on James and his writing, visit his website and connect with him on Facebook.

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This giveaway is for one eBook copy of THE JOSHUA STONE. The giveaway is open internationally.

To enter, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win The Joshua Stone.” Your message should include your name, the email address you’d like the eBook sent to, and what format you’d like the book in (Kindle, Nook, PDF, etc.). The deadline to enter this giveaway for an e-copy of THE JOSHUA STONE is 8 p.m. (EST) on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Do you enjoy suspenseful thrillers?



  1. Hi, Mason. Thanks for sharing about The Joshua Stone. Sounds like it is full of suspense.

  2. Sounds like a very suspenseful thriller! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about it with us.

  3. Mason - Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. What an interesting concept for a book, and the past/present tie-in is appealing. Glad you enjoyed it.

  4. This sounds like a gripping story.


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