David Wood

Biography

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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Books

Outpost- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,230. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A mysterious discovery off the coast of South Africa puts Dane Maddock and his intrepid crew on the trail of a legendary hero, and in the crosshairs of a deadly international conspiracy bent on keeping that discovery hidden forever.
The Tomb- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,050. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A shipwreck off the coast of Italy sends Maddock and Bones on the hunt for the legendary tomb of Alaric I and his long-lost treasure. With dangers all around, a spy in their midst, and an old enemy lurking in the shadows, can they stay alive long enough to unlock the secret of THE TOMB?
Devil's Face
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,300. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
For nearly a century, treasure hunters have searched for the lost treasure of notorious gangster, Dutch Schultz. When Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake take up the search, they find themselves in a race against a dangerous enemy and in the crosshairs of deadly assassin.
Berserk
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
One touch from the Spear of Odin can transform a man into a berserker—an unstoppable rage-fueled killing machine. Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake, former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters, are on assignment in Norway—their mission: Stop the rogue biotech company ScanoGen from getting their hands on the legendary weapon.
Destination Luxor- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,740. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A Pharaoh’s curse reaches up from the grave. Dane and Bones have traveled to Luxor, Egypt, and the historic Valley of the Kings to explore a sunken subterranean passage that just might lead to the undiscovered tomb of a forgotten Pharaoh.
Destination Rio- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,720. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
A madman seeks to unleash the power of the Demon Core and only Dane and Bones stand in his way!
Overlord
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,400. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
Sam Aston is hired to explore a series of subterranean caverns deep beneath the Antarctic. Somewhere within this lost world of magnificent caverns and underground seas lies a source of limitless clean energy, but something guards this treasure.
Loch- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,440. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
An ancient legend guards a deadly treasure. When former Navy SEALs turned treasure hunters Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake discover a sunken German U-boat at the bottom of the Irish Sea, they find something shocking-the tooth of a prehistoric reptile embedded in the hull. Maddock and Bones embark upon an action-packed search for a lost treasure and come face to face with an enduring mystery!
Solomon Key- A Dane Maddock Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,300. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2018 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The legacy of a kidnapped African warrior turned pirate sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a collision course with a deadly organization that will stop at nothing to claim the greatest treasure in history. But more than riches are at stake. Enemies old and new and even old friends stand in Maddock's way in a struggle to control the mysterious power unlocked by the SOLOMON KEY.
Primordial
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,670. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
Sometimes, the legends are true. When eccentric billionaire, Ellis Holloway, hires renegade marine biologist, Sam Aston, to investigate the legend of a monster in a remote Finnish lake, Aston envisions an easy paycheck and a chance to clear his gambling debts. But he gets much more. There is something terrible living beneath the dark waters of Lake Kaarme and it is hungry.
Exile- A Jade Ihara Adventure
Series: Jade Ihara Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,020. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Jade Ihara is caught in a centuries old power struggle between a slave cult who believes she might be the incarnation of the goddess of liberty, and a secret cabal with plans for world domination. Can she unravel the mystery of the Cult of Veritas and find their sacred relics before it’s too late?
Anubis Key- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,900. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Some doors should never be opened. When Rose Black’s sister goes missing, she once again calls upon Jake Crowley for help, but the two get more than they bargained for. The search takes them on a twisting journey, where danger lies at every turn.
Primitive- A Bones Bonebrake Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,290. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Some legends are true. It is a myth out of history, spawned by Native American lore and the stories of Spanish Explorers. But what if the legends are true? Former Navy SEAL turned treasure hunter Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake sets off on his first solo adventure in this action-packed novella!
Destiny- An Adventure from the Myrmidon Files
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,430. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The time for Destiny has arrived! Tam Broderick, leader of an elite CIA task force, code-name: Myrmidon, knows that the Dominion—a quasi-religious extremist group—is behind the attacks; now it’s up to her and her team to find out what the Dominion’s true goals are, and stop them dead in their tracks.
Mystic- An Adventure from the Myrmidon Files
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,520. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A series of unexplained deaths are only a harbinger of the apocalypse to come. A mysterious figure who calls himself ‘the Immortal’ is plotting the destruction of the global economy, and only Tam Broderick and her CIA task force—the Myrmidons—can stop it.
Dane Maddock Origins- Omnibus 2
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,260. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This collection includes three books from the Dane Maddock Origins series: The Sons of the Republic Trilogy- Freedom, Liberty, and Justice
Xibalba
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,870. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
The discovery of a treasure in the Yucatan sets former Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on a search for the legendary Maya city of the dead, and into the path of deadly enemies. From ancient ruins to perilous jungles, Maddock and Bones must outwit the vicious Serpent Brotherhood, and find the fabled city before an old enemy unlocks its secrets and plunges the world into shadow.
The Book of Bones- A Bones Bonebrake Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,760. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
When Bones Bonebrake finds himself stranded in a small New Mexico town, he comes face-to-face with a local legend and dangerous enemies.
Blood Codex- A Jake Crowley Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,290. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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An ancient order. A deadly conspiracy. A race against time. When Jake Crowley rescues Rose Black from assailants on the streets of London, the two find themselves embroiled in a mystery that could cost them their lives. People are dying, and all the victims have one thing in common with Rose: a birthmark in the shape of an eagle.
Justice- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
Series: Dane Maddock Origins. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,000. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
A break-in at Mount Vernon sets Dane Maddock and Bones Bonebrake on an action-packed search for the lost treasure of the most notorious pirates in history, and once again hurls them into the path of the Sons of the Republic. From famous landmarks to secret passages, danger lurks around every corner as Maddock and Bones race to find JUSTICE!
The Dane Maddock Adventures Volume 2
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 207,810. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2016 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Four bestselling action-adventure books in one collection! Lost cities, ancient mysteries, deadly conspiracies, and legendary treasures! Fans of Dirk Pitt and Indiana Jones will love Dane Maddock!
Changeling- A Jade Ihara Adventure
Series: Jade Ihara Adventures. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,050. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
While investigating the strange Paracas skulls archaeologist Jade Ihara receives an unexpected visit from an old foe seeking her help against entities he calls “Changelings” and their plot to manufacture a false chapter of human history. Hounded by radical extremists, Jade must follow the trail of clues to uncover a deadly truth that has been erased from history.
Arena of Souls- A Brock Stone Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,860. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
1931- Brock Stone returns from places unknown to claim an inheritance an unravel a mystery his grandfather left behind. Stone and his companions set off on an action-packed adventure where enemies lurk in the shadows and the past comes to life. Mysteries, thrills, monsters, and more in David Wood’s adventure, Arena of Souls.
Ark
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,690. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2015 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures
A Native American artifact points the way to one of the greatest legends in history! Archaeologist Dima Zafrani receives a mysterious package containing fragments of an unknown text that proves the existence of the lost Book of Noah. Pursued by an organization known only as The Trident, can Dima, with the help of Dane Maddock find the legendary Noah Stones before the Trident harnesses their power?
Amber- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
Series: Dane Maddock Origins. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,970. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Since the second World War, one of the world's most magnificent lost treasures has lain hidden, and it's up to Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake to find it again. Joined by Zara Leopov, their squad must follow the trail of clues from history in a perilous, action-packed race to find a treasure and unlock a deadly secret hidden in AMBER.
Oracle- A Jade Ihara Adventure
Series: Jade Ihara Adventures. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,290. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Return to the world of the Dane Maddock adventures in the first book of a thrilling new series! Jade Ihara crosses the globe in an action-packed archaeological thriller as she seeks to solve the mystery of the Oracle.
Liberty- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
Series: Dane Maddock Origins. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,870. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and "Bones" Bonebrake find themselves pitted against the revolutionary group, The Sons of the Republic, as they seek to unravel a centuries-old mystery. Action, thrills, and mystery abound in the exciting new Dane and Bones Origins story- Liberty!
Dead Ice- A Dane and Bones Origins Story
Series: Dane Maddock Origins, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,930. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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
Series: Dane Maddock Origins, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,700. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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
Series: Dane Maddock Origins, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,140. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s 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!.
Aqua Zombie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » 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
Series: Dane Maddock Origins, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,210. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,200. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
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
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,280. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,440. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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.
Balance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
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
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,400. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
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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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,260. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,520. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
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.
Cibola
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,750. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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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.
Dourado
Series: Dane Maddock Adventures, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,980. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2009 by Gryphonwood Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
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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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