Cibola

Cibola

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by David Wood
     
 

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1539- In a remote Spanish outpost, one man holds the secret to the greatest treasure and deadliest secret in human history.
Utah, Present Day Cave paintings in a newly-discovered Indian site provide evidence that Christ visited the New World. Or do they?

Dane Maddock returns in another unforgettable adventure! When Dane rescues beautiful archaeologist…  See more details below

Overview

1539- In a remote Spanish outpost, one man holds the secret to the greatest treasure and deadliest secret in human history.
Utah, Present Day Cave paintings in a newly-discovered Indian site provide evidence that Christ visited the New World. Or do they?

Dane Maddock returns in another unforgettable adventure! When Dane rescues beautiful archaeologist Jade Ihara, he joins her on a search for the legendary Seven Cities of Cibola. Cibola takes the reader on a journey across the American southwest, where the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi hide deadly secrets, and foes lurk around every corner. Dane and his partner "Bones" Bonebrake must decipher clues from the fabled Copper Scroll, outwit their enemies, and be the first to unlock the secret of Cibola.

Editorial Reviews

Author of Secondworld - Jeremy Robinson
"Cibola by David Wood is a page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!" -Jeremy Robinson, author of Threshold and The Last Hunter
Author of RealmShift - Alan Baxter
In Cibola, David Wood creates a tale evoking James Bond and Indiana Jones, bursting with action and intrigue. History is turned on its head in this gripping tale of sects, secrets, and double-crosses. With mesmerizing treasures in beautiful locations, beautiful women and rugged heroes, mysticism and mystery, Wood spins a yarn that keeps the pages turning. -Alan Baxter, author of RealmShift and MageSign
Author of Bestiary - Robert Masello
"Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up! Cibola is a twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!" -Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice
Author of Carpathian - David L. Golemon
With the thoroughly enjoyable way Mr. Wood has mixed speculative history with our modern day pursuit of truth, he has created a story that thrills and makes one think beyond the boundaries of mere fiction and enter the world of 'why not'? Cibola is a worthy tale!" David Lynn Golemon, Author of Primeval and Legend
Megalith Book Reviews - Megalith Reviews
"David Wood just might become the new master of the Biblical action-thriller." -Megalith Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012943231
Publisher:
Gryphonwood Press
Publication date:
06/10/2011
Series:
Dane Maddock Adventures , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
40,046
File size:
377 KB

Meet the Author

David Wood is the author of the popular action-adventure series, The Dane Maddock Adventures, as well as several stand-alone works and two series for young adults. Under his David Debord pen name he is the author of the Absent Gods fantasy series. When not writing, he co-hosts the ThrillerCast podcast. David and his family live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit him online at www.davidwoodweb.com.

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Cibola 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Pandora1992 More than 1 year ago
As a reader who loves both a good mystery story and a fun adventure, Cibola was perfect for me. The plot twists kept me guessing, and there was just enough action, humor, and even a little bit of romance. It was like a lighter version of a James Rollins book. Good fun!
Sean_Ellis More than 1 year ago
For the last few centuries, people have been combing the deserts of the Southwest looking for the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola. A lot of people have come away disappointed, a few haven't come back at all, but no one has found that legendary treasure.until now. David Wood, author of Dourado (which actually had nothing at all to do with that other pre-Columbian American treasure El Dorado) has found the treasure of Cibola, and as it turns out, that treasure is Adventure! Wood's heroic team of Dane Maddock and Uriah Bonebreak, just back from the search for Goliath's sword, are ready to tear up the deserts of the American Southwest. Following the clues left by a Spanish conquistador, dogged by a militant religious cult, and courted by a memorable pair of brainy beauties, Dane and Bones-and Wood of course-once more deliver the goods: a rousing adventure with a nifty twist on the Old Testament. There may not really be any treasure out there in the desert, but David Wood certainly strikes gold with Cibola.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good I ended up reading his entire series. I like the archaeology and the underwater parts. This is very similar to Andy McDermott's series. The main characters are Dane Maddox and his partner a large ex-seal from Native American ancestry. Dane meets a different girls but seems to have one favorite. If you like archeology, adventure-thrilled mystery this is a good series.
Megalith More than 1 year ago
David Wood takes a giant leap forward with his new thriller Cibola, which puts a new twist on the legendary cities of gold. Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake are back for another adventure. Two separate archaeological finds lead them through a series of Anasazi ruins, where they discover pieces of an ancient artifact upon which is engraved clues to an unknown treasure. Along the way, they run afoul of the Dominion, a paramilitary group of Mormon radicals (definitely a new angle) and dangerous creatures out of legend. As in his previous novel Dourado, Wood preserves the element of mystery throughout the narrative. Dane and Bones aren't sure what exactly they are looking for, and even when they think they have all the answers, there are new surprises, including some at the very end of the adventure. Wood skillfully weaves Biblical, Egyptian, and Native American legend into an intriguing story that keeps the pages turning. Where Cibola improves over the equally exciting Dourado is in terms of plot complexity. The story holds multiple twists and a few big surprises, and is more fleshed-out than Wood's debut novel. The area in which Wood truly stands out, though, is in his characters. Dane is tough and resourceful enough to be an admirable action hero, but also has shortcomings that make him human to the reader. Unlike many leading men in the thriller genre, he actually grows and changes in each book. Bones steals the show again with some laugh-out-loud lines. Even the secondary characters are interesting, and not the "cardboard cutouts" of so many other thrillers. Better development of the antagonists is definitely in order. I wanted more information about the Dominion and their aims. Its leader, the Elder, and Issachar, the baddest of the bad guys, needed more scenes and a greater intimation of the danger they posed. Overall, this is a very good book, and a major step up for a talented author. Wood strikes a nice balance between mystery, action, and characters, and spins an intriguing yarn. If he shows similar growth as a storyteller in book three, David Wood just might become the new master of the biblical action-thriller.
jlgc More than 1 year ago
Cibola is the 2nd in the Dane Maddock Adventure series that is written by David Wood.  Jade Ihara has spent her life searching for Cibola, or more accurately, the legend of the seven gold cities of Cibola that Coronado tried to find. She gets a lead which sends her to Argentina and an underwater well. She meets up with Maddock when she almost drowns in the underwater caves that lead to the well. He saves her life. She then talks him into going back down with her and they find a shield with a map on it. Thus beings their race against and organization bent on world dominance.  Bones is off helping his cousin with an archaeological dig in Utah and uncovers two very curious cave paintings and a gold artifact. The finds end up tying into the search that Jade and Dane are involved in. Bones and his girlfriend join up with Dane and Jade.  David Wood weaves history and myth from various cultures and time periods into an adventure that leads to a great treasure that must never come to light. Cibola is great addition to the Dane Maddock Adventures. 
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Loved it.
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Good story, but character development and puzzle development were lacking. Wood needs more detail to his description of the characters, surroundings and the puzzles / clues they are working on so that we feel we are there with them
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Good intro for me to a new author. I'm reading Quest right now and like it better so far.
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I'll keep the review short. Overall a fun read, but I have quips about the dialogue and overall prose. This book is much like his first novel, not much new here and that includes the stilted dialogue.
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Avidel More than 1 year ago
There were so many proof reading errors in this book it was distracting. Whoever was responsible for this task did an extremely inadequate job. I wasn't stimulated by the plot or the characters. I like books that keep me awake into the night reading because I can't put them down. This book didn't do that for me.