David Wood is one of the popular authors of America who likes to write his novels based on the thriller, fantasy, adventure, speculative fiction, literature & fiction, and science fiction genres. He is particularly famous for writing down the highly successful Dane Maddock Adventures series. David has also written a novel series under the title ‘The Absent Gods’ by using a pseudonym David Debord. Other than writing his novels, he likes to read about archaeology, Cryptozoology, history, and mythology. Some of the favorite books of author David are the Dirk Pitt books, the Pendergast by Preston and Child, and all the books of The Wheel of Time written by Robert Jordan and James Rollins. Author David began his writing career in the year 2007 with the publication of his first novel titled ‘Dourado’. Other than the popular books of the Dane Maddock Adventures series, David has also written several stand alone novellas, and has co-authored a few novellas with other prominent authors.
All his books blend all the passions of historical, mythological, archaeological, and the Cryptozoological adventures, of which he is a great fan. Whenever author David gets some free time from his busy writing schedules, he generally likes to visit the exotic locations, preferably the caves, mountains, ruins, Indian mounds, as well as the sites of the historical interest. He also likes to give sports coaching to the young sports persons in his free time. Author David even co-hosts a podcast named ‘ThrillerCast’. As of today, he lives along with his family in the Atlanta area. The Dane Maddock Adventures series written by David takes the readers on the quest of solving the ancient mysteries and searching for the legendary artifacts. The novels of this series feature action-adventure, dark fiction, young adult, and historical fiction set ups. Author David says that he tries to draw inspiration for writing his interesting novels from the exciting places that he always visits during vacations.
Other than the interesting historical sites, David likes to visit Washington, D.C very much as he considers it to be one of his favorite vacation spots. Even though he also likes seeing beaches, caves, mountains, etc., he believes that nothing can match the view that he gets from his home built on the hills located just outside Santa Fe in Mexico. Being a successful writer of the thriller and mystery novels, author David has been able to become an active member of the International Thriller Writers. He enjoys watching the Big Bang Theory or The Office reruns whenever he gets some time to relax. Occasionally, he also likes to pick one of his favorite books and finish reading it in a single sitting. Along with the popular writing works of a number of prominent authors of his time such as Alexandre Dumas, Clive Cussler, and James Rollins, author David likes to read about the old pulp adventures very much. He likes to discuss about the books and the publishings a lot, and can be contacted easily whenever needed. Author David Wood likes to interact with his readers and fans over the social media. He even likes to give information about the recent books and stories that he is working on as well as the ones that are about to get published.
The Dane Maddock Adventures series written by author David Wood consists of a total of 7 books published between the years 2004 and 2015. The first novel of the series was titled ‘Dourado’ and was published by the Gryphonwood Press publishing house in the year 2004. The plot of this novel is set in Charleston, South Carolina, United States, during the time of the year 1829, and revolves around the happenings in the lives of the primary characters named Bones Bonebrake, Dane Maddock, and Kaylin Maxwell. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, author David has given the description of a sunken treasure in the form of an ancient Biblical artifact. It is believed that the history of the sunken treasure dates back to the origin of the humankind. On January 25, 1829, a Portuguese rig called Dourado had sunk off the Indonesian coast. Due to this, it had lost its cargo containing the priceless treasures belonging to the Holy Land. It was believed that one of the lost relics had an ancient artifact that held the key to an old mystery. Later, it is learned that there is someone who does not want anyone to get close to the lost treasure. Kaylin Maxwell had lost her father who was desperately trying to search for the lost treasures on the Dourado. Now, she has hired a former Navy Seal and a current treasure hunter named Dane Maddock to unravel the mystery behind the ancient treasure and her father’s death. Dane Maddock begins to locate the position of Dourado along with his partner named Uriah Bonebrake. He seems pretty much close in finding the lost Biblical artifact that holds several disturbing truths efficient enough to shake the very foundations of the church and question the fundamental truths about the existence of the humans. Dane and Bonebrake take the readers on a perilous adventure, carrying them from the ancient stone cities to the depths of the Pacific and unraveling the mystery behind the sinking of the Dourado.
The second novel of the Dane Maddock Adventures series written by author David Wood was published under the title ‘Cibola’. It was released by the Gryphonwood Press publishing house in the year 2009. The plot of this novel is set in the time of the year 1539 and revolves around the happenings in the lives of the main characters named Dane Maddock, Bones Bonebrake, and Jade Ihara. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that a man in a remote outpost in Spain holds the secret to one of the greatest treasures and the deadliest secrets of the history of humans. In one of the present day cave paintings in Utah, discovered in the Indian site, it is revealed that Christ had come into the New World. Dane Maddock returns in this novel to find whether the evidences shown in the paintings are genuine or not. At first, he saves a beautiful archaeologist named Jade Ihara and then joins her in searching the Seven Cities of Cibola, considered quite legendary in its own sense. The plot of this novel takes the readers on a journey in the American southwest, in the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi. They seem to be hiding some deadly secrets at each and every corner. Dane Maddock and his partner, Bones Bonebrake get surrounded a number of foes all around and are required to decipher the clues from the Copper Scroll, outplay their enemies, and become the first ones to know about the secret behind the Cibola.Book Series In Order » Authors » David Wood