David Wood is a fan of all things historical, archaeological, mythological, and cryptozoological, and his writing blends all of these passions. When it's vacation time, he passes on the exotic locales, preferring ruins, caves, Indian mounds, mountains, and sites of historical interest. David is the author of the Dane Maddock Adventures series, the historical adventure Into the Woods, and the young adult thriller The Zombie-Driven Life. When not writing, David co-hosts the ThrillerCast podcast. He and his family live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Dead Ice- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
Navy SEAL Dane Maddock leads a team of operatives in a race against Russian Spetznaz agents to find a lost nuclear submarine and recover a threat known only as Romanov’s Bane, but the frozen wasteland of Wrangel Island is home to more than enemy soldiers. Soon, Dane and Bones find themselves face-to-face with a madman's plot and dangers thought long extinct.
Splashdown- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
When Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake are called upon to find the Liberty Bell 7 and recover its secret cargo, they find themselves caught up in a conspiracy from the Cold War era, and only they stand in the way of a powerful man bent on vengeance.
Hell Ship- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
When Navy SEAL Dane Maddock and his squad are sent to find the wreckage of a sunken World War II Japanese “Hell Ship,” they find themselves caught up in a deadly race to solve an eight hundred year old mystery. Can Dane and Bones outrun, outfight, and outwit a cadre of deadly adversaries and find the key to unlock the deadly secret of the Knights Templar?
Atlantis- A Dane Maddock Adventure
What is the true story behind the fabled lost continent of Atlantis, and what power did it wield? When archaeologist Sofia Perez unearths the remains of an Atlantean city, she unwittingly gives the Dominion the power to remake the world after its own design. From the depths of the Caribbean to the streets of Paris and beyond, Join Dane and Bones on another thrilling adventure!.
In search of survivors of the zombie apocalypse, teenager Kenan stumbles upon a group of teen refugees sheltering inside an aquarium. But the aquarium hides a darker secret that might mean the end for everyone inside. Aqua Zombie is a short story sequel to The Zombie Driven Life.
Freedom- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
What dark secret did the Founding Fathers of America hide, and who will stop at nothing to uncover it? Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake can’t be in the same room without trying to kill each other, but soon find themselves caught up in a race with a secret society to solve a mystery that dates back to the founding of America. Find out how it all began in the action-packed novella, Freedom!
You Suck- A Dunn Kelly Mystery
Dunn Kelly seldom has a problem covering for his alcoholic father. As the police force's only Special Populations detective, he spends his time freeing zombies tangled in turnstiles, checking rabies tags on werewolves, and sweeping up vampires who oversleep when moon bathing. But when teen pop star Delilah Idaho sees a wrinkle on her forehead, his world is turned upside down.
Buccaneer- A Dane Maddock Adventure
For more than two centuries the Oak Island Money Pit has baffled researchers and foiled treasure hunters, and when Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they get more than they bargained for. Danger lies at every turn as they search for a treasure out of legend that dates back to the time of Christ.
Icefall- A Dane Maddock Adventure
When the bones of the Magi are stolen from a German cathedral, the whispered words of a dying priest send Dane on a race to solve a centuries-old mystery. Danger lurks at every turn and no one knows where the clues will lead... or what they will uncover. From ancient cathedrals, to hidden temples, to icy mountain peaks, Dane and Bones must outwit their enemies in the thrilling novella Icefall.
What would you do if you had the power?
Detective Dan Lake has been given the power to heal. But whenever he heals someone, he has to give the condition to someone else or Dan dies.
This dark thriller short story by the bestselling author of The Dane Maddock Adventures and The Zombie Driven Life was originally published in the You Don't Know What You've Got... anthology.
Quest- A Dane Maddock Adventure
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Dane Maddock is back. Deep in the Amazon, a university group vanishes without a trace. Called upon to undertake a daring rescue mission, Dane and Bones must trace the true path of Percy Fawcett's final expedition, but the secret that lies at the end of the search might be even deadlier than the enemies who seek it. Join Dane on his most dangerous Quest.
The Zombie-Driven Life
High school nobody Kenan is doing just fine in the midst of the zombie apocalypse, thank you very much, but when his dream girl Katy comes stumbling around the corner, she turns his world upside-down. David Wood's first foray into young adult fiction is an action-packed horror tale laced with dark humor.
Into the Woods
Into the Woods is the story of pioneer and patriot Jonathan Wood. Straining against the bonds of Tidewater society, and tempted by an ancient legend, his sense of adventure leads him “Over the Mountains” of southwest Virginia.
"A gem of a story laced with action, villainy, revenge and reconciliation." Terry W. Ervin II, author of Flank Hawk
*Includes previously-unreleased bonus chapters.
You Don't Know What You've Got... Tales of Loss and Dispossession
The more you have, the more you have to lose. This unchangeable truth runs through every human life, whether it's wealth, family, love, or something deeper and more profound. Sometimes it breaks you. Other times it only makes you stronger. In this book, our writers explore the infinite paths of loss and the conflicts that come with it, bringing you a unique collection of stories from all genres.
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Join Dane Maddock on a search for the fabled Seven Cities of Cibola. Cibola takes the reader on a journey across the American southwest, where the ruins of the mysterious Anasazi hide deadly secrets, and foes lurk around every corner. Dane and his partner "Bones" Bonebrake must decipher clues from the legendary Copper Scroll and be the first to decipher the secret of Cibola.
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When her father is murdered while searching for the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and former Navy Seal Dane Maddock and his partner "Bones" Bonebrake, to locate the Dourado, and recover a lost Biblical artifact, the truth behind which could shake the foundations of the church, and call into question the fundamentally held truths of human existence.
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