Take a quest to find a lost brother, hot sex with incredibly beautiful babes, a giant man-eating beast that may or may not be a god, a sunken ship and a fortune in gold. Throw in some evil, demented villagers and a pirate or two, place these plot elements into the hands of a stylish, intelligent writer, and you've got yourself a page-turner that will take readers back to the days when a good book meant you stayed up all night under the covers with a flashlight. Jack Duran heads to Mexico with his two pals, Duff and Rock, on the first leg of what they plan as an around-the-world adventure. Their immediate goal is to find Jack's errant brother, Dan, who has been missing for months. They become involved in a treasure hunt led by the mysterious Leopold Bellocheque, a Bahamian businessman with a fancy yacht and the aforementioned babes as his crew. The hunt quickly develops disastrous and deadly consequences. Screenwriter Angsten's tall tale is for grown-up boys who lust for swashbuckling literary adventure set in tropical climes. Extra batteries for that flashlight are recommended. (July)
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"Sunken treasure, gorgeous women, and a nightmarish sea creature…luridly readable."
"Take another look at this book's cover. What's hidden inside will make your eyes widen."
--David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers
"A page-turner…for grown-up boys who lust for swashbuckling literary adventure… will take readers back to the days when a good book meant you stayed up all night under the covers with a flashlight."
"[A] pastiche of Crichton, Lovecraft, Jules Verne, and Robinson Crusoe."
"I sat down with Angsten's thriller this afternoon, and I was still reading at two 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 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
"Thrills and chills…sunken gold, black magic, sea monsters, a beautiful Brazilian in a bikini--what more could you want from a summer thriller?"
"A first-class roller-coaster ride of a novel."
--Nick Redfern, author of Three Men Seeking Monsters
"Like Benchley's Jaws, David Angsten's debut will once again chase swimmers out of the water. Fraught with shivering suspense and a hauntingly eerie atmosphere, Dark Gold grips with feverish intensity. As literate as it is frightening. Read it with both a silver cross and a speargun at your side."
--James Rollins, the New York Times bestselling author of Map of Bones and Black Order
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