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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Gryphonwood Press (February 25, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979573874
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979573873
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #602,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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'? Cibola is a worthy tale!" --David Lynn Golemon, Author of Ancients, Event, Legend, and Leviathan

"Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up! Cibola is a twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!" --Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice

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"Ancient cave paintings? Cities of gold? Secret scrolls? Sign me up! Cibola is a twisty tale of adventure and intrigue that never lets up and never lets go!"

"With the thoroughly enjoyable way David 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'? Cibola is a worthy tale!"

More About the Author

David Wood is the author of the popular action-adventure series, The Dane Maddock Adventures, as well as several stand-alone works and two series for young adults. Under his David Debord pen name he is the author of the Absent Gods fantasy series. When not writing, he co-hosts the ThrillerCast podcast. David and his family live in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit him online at www.davidwoodweb.com.

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dunne on May 15, 2009
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Women are bad news. Maddock should have known better but he - as is the case with so many men - couldn't help himself.

Cibola is the second novel from David Wood featuring the ex-Navy Seal Dane Maddock. We were introduced to Maddock and his friend Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake in Wood's first novel, Dourado. We are tantalized with another historically fictional prologue that introduces us to Fray Marcos de Niza, a Spaniard in the New World - ancient Argentina, if I have my facts straight - who is trying to keep the world's most amazing treasure from falling into the hands of Coronado. De Niza sacrifices quite a bit to pull this off but he cannot quite reconcile with the thought that the treasure would remain lost forever. So he leaves a trail of historic bread crumbs, knowing that one day someone will find the first one and then...

Rescuing a damsel in distress, Maddock helps Jade Ihara - Wood's femme fatale - find that fateful first clue left behind by de Niza. From the moment that Dane utters the ridiculously cool phrase, "You have the traditional Japanese beauty, with just a touch of the robust splendor of Polynesia." I knew that he and Jade would have an interesting relationship. And make no mistake, their relationship is one of the key plotlines in Cibola. But what sets Cibola apart is the number and complexity of characters and plotlines and how Wood weaves them all together expertly.

As he did in Dourado, the author uses Biblical and world history to create a fantastic treasure for his heroes to go after.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Richard Askenase on October 28, 2009
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I won't bother to re-cap the plot and characters from the previous reviews. Suffice it to say that there is action and intrigue aplenty, with clues to decipher, mysteries to solve, bad guys from a Mormon perspective (not fully developed) and a great main character, Dane, and his sidekick Bones. It's sort of like a DaVinci code of the Southwest.

Anyway, I love this stuff (links to Clive Cussler are clear here) and it is a fun, entertaining thrill ride all the way.

The Kindle edition is perfectly formatted with TTS enabled.

David Wood- give me more of this!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reads Everything on June 23, 2011
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Oh, it was good! I have read a lot of action adventure novels from H. Rider Haggard to Cussler, McDermott and Rollins and this is a series I would definitely love to see continue. Conspiracies, religion, history and lots of action - this story has it all with some very funny stuff from my favorite character in this series, Bones Bonebrake. Entertaining and fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David W. Wood on December 8, 2011
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Very entertaining book though pretty far fetched in some ways (devices to keep story interesting). The writer is very imaginative. In some ways the style of the book reminds me of my favorite live sci-fi author, Jack McDevitt, whose books are searches, mysteries, feature a character, imaginative, and entertaining. Also, I had to read it as the author has my name (though no relation).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Richard D. Kauffman on April 18, 2010
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This was a fun book to read. Obviously an attempt at matching Clive Cussler. Not quite, but good try. Also, it's poorly edited. There were grammar errors, etc. polluting the text.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Carroll Sparks on July 17, 2009
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This story line reads like one of Clive Cussler novels. Plenty of action with a cast of wonderful characters. Of course the bad guys are still bad but believeable. With all the trouble in the world today the writers will never be without a story line of some kind about the bad guys vs the good guys.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Sean Ellis on July 16, 2009
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For the last few centuries, people have been combing the deserts of the Southwest looking for the Seven Golden Cities of Cibola. A lot of people have come away disappointed, a few haven't come back at all, but no one has found that legendary treasure...until now.

David Wood, author of Dourado (which actually had nothing at all to do with that other pre-Columbian American treasure El Dorado) has found the treasure of Cibola, and as it turns out, that treasure is Adventure! Wood's heroic team of Dane Maddock and Uriah Bonebreak, just back from the search for Goliath's sword, are ready to tear up the deserts of the American Southwest. Following the clues left by a Spanish conquistador, dogged by a militant religious cult, and courted by a memorable pair of brainy beauties, Dane and Bones--and Wood of course--once more deliver the goods: a rousing adventure with a nifty twist on the Old Testament. There may not really be any treasure out there in the desert, but David Wood certainly strikes gold with Cibola.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gman on August 4, 2013
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A broad range of ideas and angles within a captivating story. Kept my interest throughout. Had substantial historical research and references. For me it wasn't my kind of story line, but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy it.
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