Quest

Quest

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by David Wood
     
 
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

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.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012839312
Publisher:
Gryphonwood Press
Publication date:
07/04/2011
Series:
Dane Maddock Adventures , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
48,216
File size:
916 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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Quest 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
Xanthorpe More than 1 year ago
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.
camera1315 More than 1 year ago
Exciting & a page burner. If you like action, you'd like this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!
daveruss33 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
SJRB More than 1 year ago
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!
jlgc More than 1 year ago
Quest is the third in the David Maddock Adventures series written by David Wood. Dane and Bones are off on another adventure. Dane is asked by Kaylin Maxwell (from Dourado) to help find her fiancé, Thomas. He has gone off on a trek through the Amazon looking for Percy Fawcett’s path and has not made it back, just as Fawcett didn’t. Dane, while still dating Jade (from Cibola) still has an attraction to Kaylin and agrees to help. Especially after the bad guys show themselves to be very bad. Thomas received funding from ScanoGen. ScanoGenis looking for something more than Thomas is. Dane and his group find themselves running into ScanoGen goons while researching Thomas’ clue regarding where he was heading. They find themselves one step behind ScanoGen all the way into the Amazon. However, they manage to get ahead of ScanoGen and make it to Thomas and the prize first. I’m not giving it away here. You must read the book. This is a great adventure story that introduced me to Percy Fawcett (yes, I looked him up to see if he was real and who he was). It also introduces a theory about a lost Amazon tribe. An easy read with Dane and Bones being their wonderful selves, and their companions and crew rounding out a great cast of characters. You will find it very interesting. It’s a great story that young adults will enjoy too.
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gke More than 1 year ago
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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KelliJ1 More than 1 year ago
An Indiana Jones-style adventure set in the modern day!
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charlie_boxwood More than 1 year ago
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.