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By David Wood

A sunken treasure. An old Biblical artifact. A secret as previous as humankind. On January 25, 1829, the Portuguese brig Dourado sank off the coast of Indonesia, wasting its shipment of worthwhile treasures from the Holy Land. this type of misplaced relics holds the major to an historical secret. yet an individual doesn't wish this treasure to come back to mild. whilst her father is murdered whereas trying to find the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and previous army Seal Dane Maddock and his accomplice Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake, to find the Dourado, and recuperate a misplaced Biblical artifact, the reality at the back of which may shake the principles of the church, and phone into query the essentially held truths of human life. sign up for Dane and Bones on a deadly experience that includes them from the depths of the Pacific to old towns of stone as they resolve the secret of the Dourado.

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Now, what’s my shock? ” “I’m not…” Dane bolted up, gasping. Sweat trickled down his cheek, or used to be it a tear? He didn’t care. Wiping it away, he shook his head, as though which could transparent the reminiscence from his brain. He hated the dream, and now he hated the solar that had made him drowsy adequate to go to sleep. emerging, he snapped his computer close and went again into the condominium. He moved quickly previous Bones and Kaylin, who have been operating on the small kitchen desk. contained in the rest room, he closed and locked the door, doused his face with cool water, and appraised his mirrored image within the replicate. He seemed a section older than his thirty-five years. solar and salt water had weathered his pores and skin and bleached his ash blond hair nearly white. The empty glance in his eco-friendly eyes matched the hollowness in his middle: either remnants of the dream. He breathed deep and puffed out his cheeks as he exhaled. saying himself able to face the realm, he back to the kitchen. “Have a pleasant nap? ” Kaylin requested. She seemed up from Rienzi’s bible and smiled. “Nice digs you and Bones chanced on, incidentally. I forgot to inform you previous. ” Fearing for Kaylin’s protection, and assuming that their assailants had the assets to find Dane’s id during the automobile condominium organization, they'd packed up and headed for North Carolina, the place Bones’ uncle, loopy Charlie, who dealt in used Cadillacs and fresh casinos, owned this holiday condominium. that they had introduced with them every little thing that may be pertinent to the Dourado research. At Kaylin’s insistence, Bernie had again to Mississippi to stick with family members. “How’s the interpretation coming? ” He sat down throughout from her, forcing his concentration onto the case. He was once getting stable at walling away these thoughts. “Challenging. lots of those notes he’s written within the margins are so cryptic that I don’t comprehend if we’ll be capable of get any which means from them out of context. some of them are lovely fascinating, even though. “Here within the publication of Genesis, he’s underlined a passage which describes a time whilst ‘there have been giants on this planet’ who married the ‘daughters of fellows. ’ “Sounds like basic folklore to me,” Dane acknowledged. faith and the bible didn't suggest a lot to him anymore. God, if He existed, wasn’t paying any consciousness to what was once occurring down the following. “That’s what Bones stated. yet here,” Kaylin pointed to a word jotted within the margin, “Rienzi has written ‘could it's? ’ in enormous letters. He’s not less than contemplating the prospect that it’s greater than folklore. ” the tale of David and Goliath had unusual markings round it to boot. Dane had no longer been a lot of a churchgoer considering formative years, yet, like most folks, he meant, he used to be accustomed to the story. A Philistine massive named Goliath had challenged any soldier of Israel to unmarried strive against. just a teenaged shepherd named David was once as much as the problem. the tale went that Goliath, approximately ten ft tall, was once armed to teeth, whereas David introduced with him just a sling, a few rocks, and his religion in God. David nailed Goliath within the head, knocking him out. whereas the enormous used to be down, David bring to a halt the Philistine’s head along with his personal sword.

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