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Cibola Paperback – February 25, 2009
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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!" --Robert Masello, author of Bestiary and Blood and Ice
"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!"
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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.Read more ›
Jade Ihara has spent her life searching for Cibola, or more accurately, the legend of the seven gold cities of Cibola that Coronado tried to find. She gets a lead which sends her to Argentina and an underwater well. She meets up with Maddock when she almost drowns in the underwater caves that lead to the well. He saves her life. She then talks him into going back down with her and they find a shield with a map on it. Thus beings their race against and organization bent on world dominance.
Bones is off helping his cousin with an archaeological dig in Utah and uncovers two very curious cave paintings and a gold artifact. The finds end up tying into the search that Jade and Dane are involved in. Bones and his girlfriend join up with Dane and Jade.
David Wood weaves history and myth from various cultures and time periods into an adventure that leads to a great treasure that must never come to light. Cibola is great addition to the Dane Maddock Adventures.
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!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anther great book they seem to only be getting better. Dane and Bones are joined in this adventure with Jade,a professor at a university in Utah and Amanda, a reporter. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy373
Enjoyed the entire series of books. Great action and fast paced.Published 1 month ago by william t bowes
Enough realism to keep it interesting and enough story to keep it moving. Enjoyed the pace and excitement, and having been to many of the sites made it even better.Published 2 months ago by Jana Boardman
Interesting the way Dane and Ihara met, following up with Bones. I do enjoy the adventures of Dane and Bones, along with some history thrown in.Published 2 months ago by Shirley A. Lovett
Wow, I wish this book was being made into a movie. It would put National Treasure to shame. I absolutely loved it. Bones is hilarious and the action is non-stop.Published 3 months ago by kathy lee