Quest: A Dane Maddock Adventure
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149 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.
"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
"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
"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
Kaylin would have liked nothing more right now than to unburden herself to her friend, but she couldn’t do it. She needed to stay strong, and crying on Amber’s shoulder wasn’t the way to do that. “It’s one of those proverbial long stories. I’ll tell you sometime, but not now.” “The police are here. They want you to take a look and let them know what’s missing.” “Oh, okay, I can be there shortly.” She was about to hang up, but a thought crossed her mind. “By the way, did you get a look at the
you…” he broke off as Kaylin ran her fingers along his forearm. What was she playing at? And after he’d just assured Jade there was nothing to be jealous about. Struggling to suppress the heat that was rising up the back of his neck, he recovered his train of thought and started again. “Do you have a Fawcett section, or anything like that?” He hoped that if he played the polite, but uninformed, American, he might gain a little extra helpfulness from the woman at the counter. “We have many
didn’t think he could handle two cougars in one day. The man greeted them warmly, and when Dane asked if anyone on staff was versed in early twentieth century British ships, he directed them to the Cundall Library of Navigation, where shelves strained under the weight of aging tomes. The smell of old paper pervaded the room. “Good afternoon. How can I help?” The speaker was a plump woman of middle years, with silver-streaked brown hair and a sharp nose that contrasted with the dull look in her
screamed in pain and staggered back, clutching his burning genitals. Perhaps taken by surprise, the native drew back his spear, leaned down for a closer look at him, and then looked at his companions. Was it possible that a ghost of a smile played across his stony face? A fragment of a memory flashed through Cy’s mind as his body crumpled down into the water in sheer agony. Something he had learned about the Amazon and its native fish. Candiru. Enters the urethra. Locks its spines in place.
inclined his head toward the door. “I’ll show you around.” Thomas stood, nervously brushed invisible dirt from his pants, and ushered them out the door. The sun was an orange ball perched on the edge of the horizon as they stepped out into the light. Dane looked around, unwilling to relax. He and the others had not put up a fight when they met the protectors of Kephises, but this would not be true of ScanoGen. They would be looking for a fight, and though they would most likely be on the