Buccaneer- A Dane Maddock Adventure (Dane Maddock Adventures Book 5)
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For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get much more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search for a treasure out of legend that dates back to the time of Christ.
Ancient wonders, hidden temples, mythical creatures, secret societies, and foes new and old await as Dane and Bones unravel a pirate’s deadly secret in Buccaneer.
Praise for the Dane Maddock Adventures
"David Wood delivers again in Buccaneer with a fast-paced romp through sunken treasure maps, hidden Templar churches and a secret organization that wants to resurrect an ancient kingdom. Dane Maddock and his sidekick Bones wisecrack their way through adventure, aided by Angel and Avery, two strong women who bring a romantic spin to this action-adventure chase. I loved the Cornish citadel with dragons guarding it and the echoes of Arthurian legend. Fantastic!" -J.F.Penn, author of the ARKANE thrillers.
“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’?”–David Lynn Golemon, Author of Ripper and Legend
“Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up. A twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!” –Robert Masello, author of The Medusa Amulet
“A page-turning yarn blending high action, Biblical speculation, ancient secrets, and nasty creatures. Indiana Jones better watch his back!”–Jeremy Robinson, author of SecondWorld
“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.” -Sean Ellis, author of Dark Trinity: Ascendant
“A an all-out blitzkrieg of a globe-trotting adventure that breaks from the action just long enough for a couple of laughs.” -Rick Chesler, author of Solar Island
“Let there be no confusion: David Wood is the next Clive Cussler..”–Edward G. Talbot, author of 2010: The Fifth World
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Shut it down, citing safety concerns. Now, no choice remained other than hoofing it. One hundred forty acres sounded small until you had to walk across it in the blistering sun, all the while worrying that your next step would send you plunging down into darkness and whatever lay beneath. She brushed a stray lock of hair back from her face, feeling the damp sheen of sweat and humidity that clung there. She knew she should have made an appointment, but when she’d heard the news about the new crew.
Caution, and began her descent. “Sisters,” Bones said. “You gotta’ love ‘em.” He grinned. “I’ll make sure she doesn’t get into trouble.” He followed Avery into the shaft, and Dane went last. At the bottom of the shaft, a doorway opened onto a dark chamber, with steps leading down into the bottom. Dane and Bones played their lights around the room. It was another Templar church. Like the church beneath Oak Island, the walls were adorned with ornate carvings but, instead of scenes showing knights.
In the tank, there were a half dozen, and they were circling. All thoughts fell away except the need to get the hell out of that tank and fast. The map, the man with the gun, Maddock and Bones’ attempt to save Angel, all forgotten. She fought for the surface with everything she had, but no matter how hard she swam, it seemed to come no closer. She felt as if an invisible hand were holding her underwater, inches from precious air and a chance at safety. Suddenly, she broke the surface, gasping.
Of Tam’s agents, a tall, dark haired man who introduced himself as Greg, had been waiting for them. They were now headed north along the coastline. “Glad you like it. Your boy, Jimmy, came through for us about two minutes after you jumped. He’s got a location for the map Avery found, and he’s working on something else that I’ll tell you about after you finish the next job.” She tilted her head and looked thoughtfully up at the cloudy sky. “He’s pretty good. You think he’d come to work with us?”.