Title: Dark Gold
Publisher: St. Martin's, New York
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First edition, July 2006, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed in black marker by the author on the title page: "David Angsten." The author's debut novel, a sunken treasure thriller set on the Mexican coast. Brodart-protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000912
Synopsis: "Sunken gold, black magic, sea monsters, a beautiful Brazilian in a bikini-what more could you want from a summer thriller?" ?Kirkus, starred review 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
From the Back Cover:
"Sunken treasure, gorgeous women, and a nightmarish sea creature?luridly readable."
-- Entertainment Weekly
His summer after college graduation was never supposed to turn out this way. But when Jack Duran's older, vagabond brother Dan goes missing in Mexico, Jack heads to Puerta Vallarta to find him. With two friends in tow, Jack follows Dan's trail of shady dealings, which leads him to a Bahamian yachtsman and his bikini-clad crew. Sailing down the jungle-covered coast, they soon discover that Dan had been searching for a shipwreck. But some treasures are meant to stay buried?
"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
When they finally locate the sunken ruins, they begin their furious search for the booty until, one by one, the divers begin to disappear. Could they be the victims of el Diablo Blanco, a deadly local legend come to life? Blinded by the prospect of untold riches, Jack travels toward the very brink of the abyss as he pursues his harrowing quest for?
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