By David Wood
149 B.C.- Escaping simply sooner than the invading Roman legions, a Carthaginian soldier contains an old mystery to areas unknown.
1925- Percy Fawcett launches his ultimate excursion into the Amazon, yet what's his real goal?
Dane Maddock is again. Deep within the Amazon, a school team encounters a horror past their darkest nightmares and vanishes with no hint. referred to as upon to adopt a bold rescue project, Dane and Bones needs to hint the real course of Percy Fawcett's ultimate day trip, however the mystery that lies on the finish of the quest may be even deadlier than the enemies who search it. From the streets of London, to distant islands within the Atlantic, to the lethal jungles of the Amazon, Dane and Bones needs to penetrate a mystery misplaced to historical past, on their deadliest Quest.
"Dane and Bones are again! Packed reliable with motion and witty discussion, this rousing experience takes a clean examine probably the most enduring mysteries of the 20 th century, David wooden gives you back with QUEST."--Sean Ellis, writer of INTO THE BLACK and darkish TRINITY: ASCENDANT
"The escapades of Wood’s serial personality Dane Maddock proceed in excessive variety with QUEST, an all-out blitzkrieg of a globe-trotting mystery-adventure that breaks from the motion simply lengthy sufficient for a few laughs."--Rick Chesler, writer of abducted and stressed out state
"Let there be no confusion: David wooden is the following Clive Cussler. From the available writing to the wide-ranging plot to the most characters who do not surrender regardless of how lengthy the chances, Wood's most recent publication, Quest, is an important vintage experience. when you begin interpreting, you will not have the ability to cease until eventually the final secret performs out within the ultimate line." Edward G. Talbot, writer of 2010: The 5th World
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What have been you doing up there? ” “Oh, i used to be checking for… rust. ” The boy thought of this for a second prior to nodding sagely and strolling away. respiring a sigh of aid, Dane made his approach during the dispersing crowd, and again to his acquaintances. “Congratulations,” he stated. “When’s the massive day? ” “Oh, we haven’t set a date but. ” Kaylin used to be taking a look at Bones with an expression Dane knew all too good. It was once her ‘I’m pretending to be at liberty simply because we’re in public, yet you are going to pay later’ glance. within the time the 2 of them had dated, she had purely given him that glance two times, and he had forgotten neither incident. either have been as a result of Dane giving his sincere opinion on her associates’ paintings: one a so-called sculpture titled “Patriotism” that consisted of strips of the yankee flag wrapped round rest room paper rolls; the opposite a functionality artwork piece that he nonetheless couldn't wrap his brain round, even though he did have in mind a rustic track performed backward, and plenty of grunting. “I imagine I’m onto something,” he acknowledged. “Follow me. ” He headed off towards the development he had noticed. Bones and Kaylin strolled alongside in his wake, preserving fingers and doing a pretty reliable task of performing as though they’d simply gotten engaged. after they have been again at the major highway, Kaylin yanked her hand away and rounded on Bones. “Tranny? How’d you're keen on to be a eunuch? I dare you to visit sleep…” “Not now! ” Dane hadn’t meant to bark an order like that, yet he’d been an army guy, and a few outdated behavior die challenging. “We don’t want you calling awareness to us,” he stated in a calmer voice. “Yell at him later, if you want to. ” Kaylin directed a contemptuous glare at Bones, yet acknowledged not anything. “The statue of Albert appears to be like without delay at that construction correct there. ” He pointed around the road to their vacation spot. “What is that position? ” Bones requested, stepping out into the road and nearly being run down via a passing vehicle. He neglected the blaring horn and saved jogging. As they drew nearer, Dane may possibly learn the signal by means of front door. “Royal Institute of Navigation. No manner! My dad noted this position. He visited the following while he and mother have been nonetheless relationship. She spent the day seeing the attractions, and eventually needed to drag him out at remaining time. ” finally those years, the reminiscence of his mom and dad, and in their tragic deaths, used to be nonetheless bittersweet. “My father got here right here to boot, trying to find details at the Dourado,” Kaylin stated, her voice thick with emotion. Her father, a former officer and buddy of Dane and Bones, have been murdered many years earlier than, and the 3 of them had accomplished his quest for the misplaced send and its unimaginable shipment. “So what do you work we’ll locate the following? ” Bones requested. “Doesn’t appear like a Fawcett form of position. ” Dane and Kaylin all of sudden exchanged excited glances, each one arriving on the comparable end. “The send within the picture,” they acknowledged in unison. Dane drew the image from his pocket and checked out the portrait of the send placing within the historical past. The two-master, with its unmarried smokestack, used to be the single attainable hyperlink among their unmarried clue and the Institute of Navigation.