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Dourado A sunken treasure An ancient Biblical artifact A mystery as old as humankind On January the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia losing its cargo of priceless treasures f

  • Title: Dourado
  • Author: DavidWood
  • ISBN: 9780979573842
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • A sunken treasure An ancient Biblical artifact A mystery as old as humankind On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery But someone does not want this treasure to come to light When her father is mysteriously mA sunken treasure An ancient Biblical artifact A mystery as old as humankind On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, losing its cargo of priceless treasures from the Holy Land One of these lost relics holds the key to an ancient mystery But someone does not want this treasure to come to light When her father is mysteriously murdered while searching for the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and former Navy Seal Dane Maddock and his partner Uriah Bones Bonebrake, to locate the Dourado, and recover a lost Biblical artifact, the truth behind which could shake the foundations of the church, and call into question the fundamentally held truths of human existence Join Dane and Bones on a perilous adventure that carries them from the depths of the Pacific to ancient cities of stone as they unravel the mystery of the Dourado.

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    1. Freda Malone on said:

      In 1829 a Portuguese brig, the Dourado sunk just off the coast of Indonesia, carrying priceless artifacts. Though the ship was salvaged many many years later, a certain piece of cargo was lost - or was it? Dane Maddock and his SEAL buddies have retired and become archaeologists. Their SEAL commander is murdered and his daughter seeks out Maddock to enlist his help on a project her father was involved in. Needless to say, his death wasn't from natural causes and it is up to Maddock to solve one o [...]

    2. Kara Jorges on said:

      I acquired this book after reading some reviews and was pleasantly rewarded. David wood has an engaging style and his characters are fun, likeable people I want to visit again. Dane Maddock has everything I look for in an adventure hero, and his sidekick Bones stands out as much more than just a sidekick.Their adventure begins when an old friend is murdered and they agree to assist the man’s daughter in finding his killers. This also puts them on the trail of a shocking Biblical relic, and in [...]

    3. David Dalton on said:

      I will try to write a longer review later. This was a fun read, but to me, it seemed like a Dirk Pitt "lite" story. Mainly because it seemed to me to be missing something. More details maybe, or more action and better character development. Like a snack that does not fill you up. 3 stars is best this story merits from me. I have read many Dirk Pitt, Jack West, and Philip Mercer stories and they all seemed to satisfy me, this just left me still hungry. Still, I read this book as part of a 4-story [...]

    4. J.F. Penn on said:

      Full video review here: mysterythriller/dourado-by- I like prologues in thrillers and this one opens with a shipwreck – the Dourado is destroyed and the precious cargo goes down with it. Then we skip to the present day and the action starts.The main character is Dane Maddock who is similar to Cussler’s Dirk Pitt, a strong but wounded scuba diving marine archaeologist.We meet Dane in an opening fight scene where he and his crew take on Caribbean pirates – we see that they can fight and take [...]

    5. Phillip Berrie on said:

      I read this book because I listen to Thrillercast (Google it!), a podcast on writing action thrillers presented by the author and Australian writer Alan Baxter, and I wanted to see what Mister Wood's writing was like. This is not my normal type of book and to tell the truth I wasn't expecting a lot, but despite some continuity issues I have to admit it was a page turner.This is the first in the Dane Maddock series. He's an ex-navy SEAL who has gone into the treasure hunting business with some of [...]

    6. Debbie West on said:

      suspenseful!! This book kept me on my toes the whole time. I couldn't wait to get to the next scene. I enjoyed seeing Dane's & Bones' characters play out, as well as Kaylin's. The story line was great, a little weird in the end, hard to believe. But it's fiction.t to be believed but written to be believable jn context. And it was that! I became lost in the caves' tunnels, but that didn't last too long. All in a I enjoyed this story tremendously and look forward to reading more of the Dane Ma [...]

    7. Cece Garrison on said:

      Adventurous rideDane Mattock and Bones Bonebrake once again set off on a great adventure. This time with the sword of Goliath into Petra. This time he finds more than he bargained for, perhaps even a little faith.

    8. Ted Tayler on said:

      "Lacked that vital spark for me I'm afraid"Despite there being no lack of content in this action adventure, and the writing being of a pretty good standard, somehow I was never gripped with any enthusiasm to eagerly turn the pages.

    9. Mark Goodwin on said:

      I was a bit disappointed by this book. The beginning was fantastic as it detailed the wreckage of a ship which was laden with ancient artifacts. The middle was ok as well but I found the ending a bit far-fetched for my liking. Still, it did not take long to read and was enjoyable for the most part.

    10. Sandra Olson on said:

      InterestingInteresting characters and storyline. Author did a great deal of research in history and religion. Can't say that I agree with some of it, but it makes for an interesting story.

    11. Greg Destro on said:

      Somwhat rough around the edges, but Interesting for the most part, and definitely a fast read. If you are a fan of James Rollins or Dan Brown, you might want to give this a shot - just be aware that it is fairly violent at times, though it is in context, and not overly excessive. 3.5 stars.

    12. C on said:

      Length much betterThe longer length of this book allows the author to develop both plot and characters much better. I also enjoy action novels such as these that are not full of profanity.

    13. Kathy on said:

      What a great action adventure! I recommend it to anyone who is a fan of James Rollins and Clive Cussler. This is a classy series.

    14. Matt Kelland on said:

      Formulaic, full of cliches, and becomes increasingly extreme, ending up in Crystal Skulls territory.Renegade priest finds artifact whose existence could shatter the Church, loses it in a shipwreck, leaves clues to its whereabouts. Centuries later, a team of treasure hunters, who all happen to be ex-SEALs, and who also happen to be world-class archaeologists, world-class linguists and world-class cryptographers, and can hack into any computer in the world (and also apparently have limitless funds [...]

    15. Nate Granzow on said:

      A light, fun read. Maddock's the quintessential superhero thriller protagonist, with background as a Navy SEAL and ruggedly handsome features the (rather flat) love interest can't help but swoon over. The storyline is pretty out there, and there's no shortage of deus ex machina at work, but in the spirit of suspending one's disbelief, it was still entertaining. The endearing, snarky relationship between Maddock and his partner, Bones, is probably the most redeeming element of the story—reminis [...]

    16. Kim on said:

      This book would make a great movie. It's like a cross between Indiana Jones and the Davinci Code. I just loved all the suspense and action in this book, as well as the mystery clues. The characters were well developed and the humor between Dane Maddox and Bones was enjoyable. Just discovered this author and can't wait to read the rest of the books in this series. David Wood is right up there with my favorite author James Rollins.

    17. Ray on said:

      This book had a lot of high points (lots of action, great plot and backstory, great base characters (Maddock and Bones)), but also had some low points (the spiritual/mystical part towards the end, some predictability in what was going to happen). Overall, though, the high points outweigh the low points, making this an excellent read, especially for a series debut. I am looking forward to Dane Maddock's next adventure with his buddy, Bones!

    18. Jason Cornelius on said:

      Fun readThis was my first foray into action/adventure. Love these type of movies but never tried it in book form. I must admit that it took me a little to get into it, but once I did it was a fun little read. I enjoyed the biblical focus of this - reminding me very much of Indiana Jones Last Crusade. I found this a light read and a good diversion.

    19. Helen on said:

      Good to great in parts. A bit too silly in other parts such as a theory of space men coming to earth or angels from god. I can understand a nation of giant creatures such as Goliath but I suspend my belief on some of the other possibilities. Think our main character, Dane, might have suffered concussion in one of his fights.

    20. Jackie on said:

      What an amazing book that I appreciate being introduced to. I just loved all the characters and felt as if I was part of the story. The search for the sunken ship and the artifact is super fantastic. The end result is superb. First book by this author but not the last by any means.

    21. Andrew Glos on said:

      Both contrived and derived with two-dimensional characters. That said, it's unfair to ask too more from a book like this and it was a fun read all the same. The archeological back story blended both theistic and ancient astronaut stuff relatively well. Since I like both, I enjoyed it to the end.

    22. M. Sprouse on said:

      This is a fast paced read with lots of adventure. Not a lot of depth and a bit far fetched, however enjoyable so I probably will read this author and series again. It reminded me of Sean Ellis and Clive Cussler.

    23. Aaron Reller on said:

      Meh.Like I saidh. Not great, not terrible just meh. I may read the follow up but I might not. Meh

    24. Mary Barb on said:

      Good AdventureBook took me a world away and biblically tied the story altogether. Mr. Wood this book still needs some grammar and sentence editing. Overall, a good read.

    25. Seth on said:

      Dourado by David Wood is the first book in the Dane Maddock Adventures and it brings us on an adventure in finding a mythical sword that may not be of this Earth. We get to meet a variety of interesting characters and backgrounds, travel the world, and have the great archaeology/action combo that has become so popular lately. This is a fast-paced, enjoyable read with an action packed story that goes the distance.We meet the hero's of the story, ex-Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and Uriah "Bones" Bonebr [...]

    26. Chris Bauer on said:

      Okay, I confess. I've been a long time listener to Alan Baxter and David Wood's podcast, Thrillercast. I finally had enough time to sit down and read his Dane Maddock Adventures, of which Dourado is the first.I was instantly addicted.The pace of the book is perfect, providing over-the-top action and intrigue, with just the right pauses for a reader to catch their breath before the next plot twist comes in. The locations seem to be very well researched and the attention to detail is rich without [...]

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