Thomas Dunne Books
Publication date: April 2007
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
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Three college buddies, two ravishing shipmates, a wealthy yachtsman (and plenty of Mexican tequila) combine and combust in this thrilling tale of a search for sunken treasure--and survival against an awesome creature of the sea.
After graduating college, Jack Duran and his two best friends, Rock and Duff, are looking forward to a carefree trip around the globe--a last stab at freedom before tackling the "real world." But when Jack's vagabond brother, Dan, vanishes in Mexico, they head off instead for Puerto Vallarta on a mission to find him.
Following Dan's trail of shady dealings, and fueled by a potent Mexican tequila, they soon join forces with a Bahamian yachtsman--a charismatic eccentric with a mysterious past--and become hopelessly enamored with his two enticing shipmates. Sailing down the jungle-covered coast of Mexico, they discover that Dan was searching for a 19th-century shipwreck reputedly laden with gold. When they finally locate the sunken wreck in the bay of a remote fishing village, they enter its eerie, black waters and begin their hunt for the treasure.
But, one by one, the divers begin to appear
Jack soon discovers that a mysterious leviathan seems to be guarding the wreck. Could it be the fabled Diablo Blanco--a deadly local legend come to life? Blinded by the prospect of untold riches, Jack pursues his harrowing quest to the very brink of the abyss, bringing him finally face-to-face with an awesome, mythical terror.
A fast-paced, high-adventure thriller reminiscent of The Deep and The Beach, Dark Gold is the hair-raising tale of a lost ship, a dark obsession, and a terrifying denizen of the deep. "I sat down with Angsten's thriller in the afternoon, and I was still reading at 2 A.M. Dark Gold builds to a frantic and explosive climax."
--Royce Buckingham, author of Demon Keeper. "Taut and well-crafted. I couldn't put it down."--John Scott Shepherd, author of Henry's List of Wrongs and The Dead Father's Guide to Sex & Marriage, and screenwriter for Joe Somebody and Life or Something Like It "Sunken treasure, exotic locations, adventure and intrigue on the high seas, and a dark and disturbing undercurrent of mystery that H.P. Lovecraft himself would have been proud of are all key ingredients of David Angsten's first class roller-coaster of a novel."--Nick Redfern, author of Three Men Seeking Monsters