Finalist: Action/Adventure - Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2012
Nominated: Best Cover - Global eBook Awards 2012
Nominated: Best Thriller - Global eBook Awards 2012
Drake's Coffin is the rousing adventure tale of a search for lost treasure in the jungle of Panama. It features rich history, exotic locales, fascinating characters, and rapid-fire action that will keep readers tapping screens or next page buttons for hours on end.
Four hundred years ago the English adventurer Sir Francis Drake stole it from the Spanish and buried it in the jungles of Panama. Thirty years ago an unsuspecting group of teenage boys stumbled upon it in a night of violent death that would change their lives forever.
Now, they've come back for Drake's legendary lost treasure, in a race against time, old enemies and modern foes.
Led by federal prosecutor Zach Colt, six diverse and colorful old friends join forces and return to present-day Panama to recover their spoils.
A psychopathic cop. Ruthless pirates, old and new. A daring ex-Navy beauty. Deadly predators. Darien Indians. Intrepid SCUBA divers. A feisty Portuguese Water Dog. A contest to the death in the Panama Canal.
These and more are encountered by the men in pursuit of their fortune.
Some find self-knowledge, honor and redemption.
Others face betrayal, heartbreak and death.
Above all, Drake's Coffin is a unique story of friendship and self-discovery.
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About the Author
I was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now I live in New England with my Portuguese Water Dog (who happens to have the same grandfather as Bo Obama). Drake's Coffin and Ironsides' Peril are the first two novels in a planned series of several thrilling adventures featuring my Drake's Coffin hero, Zach Colt. For over a decade I lived and traveled throughout Central America. I have worked in federal law enforcement both in the States and overseas. Most recently I have been a trial lawyer in private practice. And yes, I did dive in search of Sir Francis Drake's lead coffin, which has been resting for over 400 years somewhere on the ocean floor near the entrance to Portobelo Harbor, Panama. I haven't found it -- yet.