Dourado

Dourado

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by David Wood
     
 

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A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery. But someone does not want this treasure to come to light. When her father is

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A sunken treasure. An ancient Biblical artifact. A mystery as old as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land. One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery. But someone does not want this treasure to come to light. When her father is mysteriously murdered while searching for the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and former Navy Seal Dane Maddock and his partner Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake, to locate the Dourado, and recover a lost Biblical artifact, the truth behind which could shake the foundations of the church, and call into question the fundamentally held truths of human existence. Join Dane and Bones on a perilous adventure that carries them from the depths of the Pacific to ancient cities of stone as they unravel the mystery of the Dourado.

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Megalith Book Reviews
A fast-paced adventure with action to spare. Dane Maddock is a hero cut from the Dirk Pitt mold, and "Bones" Bonebrake is the best sidekick around. If you like your thrillers with a touch mystery and Biblical archaeology, Dourado is the book for you. -- Megalith Book Reviews
Author of Fortune Favors - Sean Ellis
"Dourado is a brisk read, reminiscent of early Cussler adventures, and perfect for an afternoon at the beach or a cross-country flight. You'll definitely want more of Maddock." Sean Ellis- Author of Into the Black

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780979573842
Publisher:
Gryphonwood Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
739,597
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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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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Dourado 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dourado is part DaVinci Code, part Indiana Jones with a heavy dose of Clive Cussler poured out on top. The story follows two former Navy SEALS who are called on to tackle a Biblical mystery and find an ancient biblical relic. The action goes from the Caribbean to the Pacific to mainland US, culimnating with a final showdown in an ancient city in the Holy Land. A fast, fun read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an easy, fun and suspensful read full of adventure and intrigue. The characters are excellent and the plot line new and refreshing with a lot of twists and turns. I certainly hope the author continues to write and publish. Highly recommended!
Anonymous 3 months ago
Worth reading. A bit underwhelming. The final part in the tomb built up too long, then had a predictable end. Almost as if the book needed to be finished by five o'clock
DaUgh More than 1 year ago
good story & characters. fast paced.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very surprised at how good this was. Reminds me of Clive Cussler and the early days of Dirk Pitt's adventures.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow the author nailed this one, lots of action that set my nerves on overdrive, don't pass this up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It started out really good , but got a little to mythical at the end for me .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! I love this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! A little confusing to me at the end, the solved mystery of the sword was good , the reason behind D the caves & their contents was a little far fetched but still good as fiction goes. I got a little lost in the caves with all the twists & turns, but I was still turning the pages to get to the next scene. This book kept me riveted from page 1 & I'll be looking for more of the Dane Maddock series.
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"The brigand must have espied him..." seriously? Come on now...stick with writing an adventure. Leave the over the top prose to the dandies in the powdered wigs...leaving out the ridiculous, the story is not bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book for a cold winter evening by the fire. If you like excitement in a plot that isn't hard to follow this is for you .
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humaneisfact More than 1 year ago
All of Wood's novels are too short.I prefer 500 pages at the least...way too short to leave a mark with me.Not worth the investment.Great concepts but a waste of time this short.
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Cartoonish, at best. The metaphors jump off each page.
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