Quest [NOOK Book]

Overview

146 B.C.- Escaping just ahead of the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier carries an ancient secret to places unknown.

1925- Percy Fawcett launches his final expedition into the Amazon, but what is his true objective?

Dane Maddock is back. Deep in the Amazon, a university group encounters a horror beyond their darkest nightmares and vanishes without a trace. ...
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Quest

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Overview

146 B.C.- Escaping just ahead of the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier carries an ancient secret to places unknown.

1925- Percy Fawcett launches his final expedition into the Amazon, but what is his true objective?

Dane Maddock is back. Deep in the Amazon, a university group encounters a horror beyond their darkest nightmares and vanishes without a trace. Called upon to undertake a daring rescue mission, Dane and Bones must trace the true path of Percy Fawcett's final expedition, but the secret that lies at the end of the search might be even deadlier than the enemies who seek it. From the streets of London, to remote islands in the Atlantic, to the deadly jungles of the Amazon, Dane and Bones must penetrate a secret lost to history, on their deadliest Quest.
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Editorial Reviews

Author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant - Sean Ellis
"Dane and Bones are back! Packed solid with action and witty dialogue, this rousing adventure takes a fresh look at one of the most enduring mysteries of the 20th century, David Wood delivers again with QUEST."--Sean Ellis, author of INTO THE BLACK and DARK TRINITY: ASCENDANT
Author of Wired Kingdom - Rick Chesler
"The escapades of Wood’s serial character Dane Maddock continue in high style with QUEST, an all-out blitzkrieg of a globe-trotting mystery-adventure that breaks from the action just long enough for a couple of laughs."
~Rick Chesler, author of kiDNApped and Wired Kingdom
Author of 2010: The Fifth World - Edward G. Talbot
"Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler. From the accessible writing to the wide-ranging plot to the main characters who don't give up no matter how long the odds, Wood's latest book, Quest, is a tremendous classic adventure. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop until the last mystery plays out in the final line." Edward G. Talbot, author of 2010: The Fifth World
Author of Legacy - David L. Golemon
"David Wood has done it again. Quest takes you on an expedition that leads down a trail of adventure and thrills. David Wood has honed his craft and Quest is proof of his efforts!" David L. Golemon, Author of Legacy, The Supernaturals and Event
Author of Threshold - Jeremy Robinson
"A non-stop thrill ride triple threat- smart, funny and mysterious." Jeremy Robinson, Author of Threshold
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012839312
  • Publisher: Gryphonwood Press
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Series: Dane Maddock Adventures , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 47,394
  • File size: 895 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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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Great historical adventure with plenty of action and mystery!

    I never really cared for history in school. Trying to remember all the dates and places and events was overwhelming. Some of it was interesting but overall, eh! The great thing about Quest - and its predecessors, Dourado and Cibola - is that Wood takes that same history and plays the 'what if' game with it. Just like modern historical thrillers like The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, Mr. Wood weaves real history into compelling fiction to craft a tale of imagination and wonder. Although it's easy to say Wood's novels are fueled by their historical plots, the characters are what really bring the tales to life. Chief protagonist and all-around complex guy Dane Maddock plays the straight-laced hero to his long-time friend and partner Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake with excellent effect. Quest and the earlier Dane Maddock novels are light-hearted, historical action-adventures and are some of the most enjoyable books I've read in years. If you want to angst over some sort of serious literary work to help you feel educated and important, go read Atlas Shrugged. But if you want a great story - with three-dimensional characters you can really relate to - complete with exoctic locales drenched in mystery, history, and suspense, then do yourself a favor: read Quest. And while you're at it, pick up Dourado and Cibola, too. Epilogue: OK, if these books are so great, then why only 4 stars? I'll tell you why - because the first copies of the earlier works (Dourado and Cibola) that I read had a few typos and grammatical errors. Thankfully, Wood is getting better with every novel and those are much fewer and farther between in Quest. There are still a couple but for me, five stars is a perfect book - Quest rates four and a half. Now quit squalling and pick up your copy today! You'll be glad you did.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2012

    Highly recommended

    Exciting & a page burner. If you like action, you'd like this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2011

    High school level writing

    The premise sounded great but I could not get past the juvenile writing style.

    2 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    After reading Dourado and Cibola, I found this book to be the be

    After reading Dourado and Cibola, I found this book to be the best yet. Kind of a hybrid mix of Clive Cussler and James Rollins, with an unstoppable hero, and creatures that challenge the imagination. Can't wait to read Icefall!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2012

    Gripping!

    David Wood is obviously copying Clive Cussler's style. That said, he does a great job of it. This is one goood book, beginning to end! Hard to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2012

    Good read.

    I was a bit wary about my second Wood book. I first read Cibola which isn't bad, more like eh...it's okay. I liked this book much better. In fact I began reading about Percet Fawcey. I'm looking forward to the next book. Wood is one of those writers who gets better with each book. I would like to see a bit more substance behind the "Bones" character though. He can't be all sarcasm and women. Overall a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2012

    An Indiana Jones-style adventure set in the modern day!

    An Indiana Jones-style adventure set in the modern day!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    What a fun read!

    I like action in my books, but I don't want to be treated like an idiot, as if scene after scene of action is all that's need to satisfy me. I also like good dialogue, intrigue, and suspense. QUEST has all that and a lot more, with some historical puzzles to boot.

    The writing is first-rate and the book feels very well researched. Take 1 part Indiana Jones and mix in some National Treasure and you've got QUEST, a fun read that engages and surprises. Most highly recommended.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2011

    Quick, but engaging read

    Quest is a very enjoyable follow-up to Dourado and Cibola. The action is fast-paced and the book is a quick read, but very entertaining. The Dane Maddock books bring to mind a cross between The DaVinci Code and Indiana Jones. Thumbs up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

    Interesting, but a little far out.

    The typos bothered me, but the book did keep my interest. These kinds of stories are not great literature, but do always make you think, "What may be out there in the unknown?"

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    Posted November 7, 2013

    Help

    To twighlightsparkle plz help becaus i cant post at camp

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted November 7, 2013

    TwilightSparkle

    Name/nickname:TwilightSparkle/Twilight <br> Looks: light purple she cat with wings. A symbol for magic on her right flank, which is hidden by the wings. <br> Abilities: All magic <br> Kin: n/a <br> Crush: maybe, maybe not <br> Mate/kits: no/no <br> Pers.: freindly, smart, serious, fretful, kind, caring <br> anything else? Just ask!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    BIOS

    Heres where the bios go.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    Seriously?

    Absolutely terrible. I agree, high school level writing. And the main character is not even slightly likeable. The first moment she's upset with her current boyfriend she kisses her ex who is also in a relationship? Not admirable. I will not be reading any other grabage from this writer.

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