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Drake's Coffin: A Zach Colt Adventure by [Urban, Michael D.]
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AWARDS
Finalist - Action/Adventure - 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Nominated - Best Thriller - 2012 Global eBook Awards
Finalist - Best eBook Cover - 2012 Global eBook Awards
REVIEWS
"Urban's debut novel [is] .... fast-paced .... real and intense .... A coming-of-age story and thrilling adventure rolled into one." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Drake's Coffin is a highly well-written ... adventure story that is packed with violence and high-paced action.... [t]his is one thrilling, readable story that readers will love.  The plot proceeds with twists and turns, often unexpected, to the story's end.  The characters  ... are well-drawn and totally believable ....  Drake's Coffin is a must read, to say the least!" -- Readers Favorite 

From the Author


Hi Readers:
 
When I was a kid I loved reading adventure tales like Tarzan, Treasure Island, The Three Musketeers, Typee, and similar works.  
 
As an adult, I enjoy modern adventure writers with a foothold in history such as George MacDonald Fraser, Cecilia Holland, Patrick O'Brian, Larry McMurtry and Bernard Cornwell, to name a few.  
 
I also avidly read mysteries, detective stories and fun books with quirky plots and have greatly enjoyed the fiction of Robert B. Parker, Elmore Leonard and Carl Hiaasen.  
 
As for serious literary fiction, I can't even begin to mention the authors that I've read and who have influenced my writing.  There are simply too many!
 
Of course, these lists are not exhaustive and I can't possibly pretend to be in such august ranks.  I only mention these books and authors so you can get a taste of where I come from and where I am going with my writing.
 
Creating DRAKE'S COFFIN was the most fulfilling endeavor of my life.  I intend to write many more books featuring Zach Colt and his friends.  In short, I am hooked, and I hope that you are as well.
 
Please join me on this wonderful adventure!
 
Mike

Product Details

  • File Size: 1106 KB
  • Print Length: 542 pages
  • Publisher: IGTBA Enterprises; 001 edition (December 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: December 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006HZ06BA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #446,479 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The strengths of this novel are the gripping, non-stop action and rich detail of Panama. The story is very fast moving and follows unexpected routes- you think you know where things are headed but it is always turning in an unanticipated direction. My second favorite element to this book was the descriptions of Panama. I could smell the Panamanian jungle and feel the deep, dark rich soil and humidity. The locale was beautifully described, almost a travelogue. And, since reading this book, Panama is on my list of places to visit.

The element of the book I was somewhat disappointed with was the growth of the characters. The story follows its characters from their teen years through adulthood. It didn't feel as though the characters grew much beyond teenagers/very young adults; particularly evidenced in their dialogue.

This is the first book of the action adventure genre that I have read since some Ian Fleming stuff years ago. This book measures up and I would recommend this book. I am looking forward to the movie and continuation of the series.
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A fast-paced book that kept me coming back for more. I was amazed by all the details about Panama and it's jungles. Aside from enjoying an adventure book, I learned a lot about various topics. Well-researched and well-written. I look forward to reading more adventures and recommend it to both women, men and young adults.
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There is literature to expand one's mind and then there is literature that is just plain fun. Just finished reading the rollicking, new adventure novel, Drake's Coffin, written by Michael D. Urban. It was loads of fun. I literally couldn't put it down until I finished it. Now I'm looking forward to the next one.
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In some sense, this book falls into the category of airport fiction in that it's exciting and rousing and you absolutely don't want to put it down once the adventure starts. I definitely recommend it for plane rides, vacations, summer reading at the beach, or when you want to take your mind off of something by getting completely absorbed into a thrilling adventure! It's really surprising to me that this is the author's first novel - I guess some people are just born with the talent.

That said, I would put this book a step above most airport fiction because even while on the edge of my seat, I felt like I was learning a lot about Panama - the author clearly has some life experiences there. And there was an overarching theme behind the book too - sort of a coming-of-age story where you see the characters as children and then as the men that their childhood lessons taught them to be. I guess I'm saying that this has a little more depth than typical airport fiction but sacrifices none of the excitement. Of course, I'm a sucker for pirates, buried treasure, a car chases too!

E-books on Amazon are a difficult thing. There are SO many out there and most of them are terrible reads because there is no filter or screening process. So it's hard to figure out which ones to buy and stock up for a vacation or a weekend at the beach. I'd just like to say that for anyone who enjoys an exciting story with some emotional depth to it, this is one of the ones worth buying. It's definitely not a waste of time and the whole time I was reading it I felt like it belonged on the shelves of a Barnes and Noble.

Michael - drop the second book on us... Zack Colt is definitely a charismatic personality and now that I've seen how he grows into a hero, I want to read another of his adventures!
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You'll like Drake's Coffin if you're a fan of adventure in an exotic setting, flawed characters with redeeming qualities, and a fast-paced story that keeps you reading past your bedtime.

I didn't know what to expect when I picked this up, but was I pleasantly surprised. The story transported me to the cities and jungles of Panama in the same way Dumas placed me inside a French prison and in the grotto of the Isle of Monte Cristo. Not sure I want to go there, but I enjoyed the tour! I've always had a soft spot for Carl Hiassen's out-of-left field characters and you'll encounter several of them in Drake's coffin. They're visceral and terrifying. Once the story gets going, the action is compelling and highly visual. When they make the movie, I'll be first in line.

I truly can't wait for the next book in the Zach Colt series. Hope it's out soon.
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Drake's Coffin by Michael D. Urban is one of the best written self-published books that I can remember reading. He takes adventure to a whole new level in Drake's Coffin with realistic and believable characters and a whirlwind adventure on a treasure hunt in present day Panama. Reading Drake's Coffin made me feel a whole range of emotions, from anger, to pride, to heartbroken, I feel like I felt it all reading this book. Each of the characters brought something different and unique to the story and I really felt like I got to know each one of them just the right amount. The book itself was well written without any typos that I noticed. I read this book in just a few hours because I could not put it down!

I saw here on amazon that the author plans to write more books featuring Zach Colt and his friends and I truly hope he does! I would love to read more about the characters! I will definitely recommend this book to my friends and family!
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