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 important treasures from the Holy Land. this sort of misplaced relics holds the major to an historical secret. yet a person doesn't wish this treasure to return to gentle. while her father is murdered whereas trying to find the Dourado, Kaylin Maxwell hires treasure hunter and previous military Seal Dane Maddock and his companion Uriah "Bones" Bonebrake, to find the Dourado, and get better a misplaced Biblical artifact, the reality at the back of that can shake the principles of the church, and contact into query the essentially held truths of human lifestyles. sign up for Dane and Bones on a deadly event that incorporates them from the depths of the Pacific to historic towns of stone as they get to the bottom of the secret of the Dourado.
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It was once small: not more than 5 ft excessive, and in regards to the similar width. It resulted in a clean wall approximately twelve ft again. “Sorry,” Kaylin stated, in actual fact disillusioned. “All of that hiking for not anything. ” Dane checked his GPS and located that they have been very just about the specified spot. actually, their exact place was once to the west of the place they stood: both atop the plateau among the 2 ravines, or contained in the mass of rock. He took a number of steps into the cave, hunching in order to not hit his head at the ceiling. He can have sworn that he felt a steady breeze on his face. He dug deep in his pocket and located the mini magazine Lite he regularly carried, flicked it on, and performed the beam around the again wall. “Kay, examine this! ” The cave didn't lead to a clean wall, yet took a pointy flip to the left. Kaylin, her enthusiasm it seems that renewed through this little bit of success, moved quickly to his facet. They grew to become the nook and located themselves in a good tighter passage. they can nonetheless stroll facet by way of facet, yet slightly so. The ceiling lightly rose to a top of over six ft, permitting Dane to face up immediately, notwithstanding he nonetheless instinctively felt that he should duck down. approximately twenty paces in, he spotted goose bumps emerging on his fingers. The air had grown markedly cooler, and he may nonetheless think the faint breeze on his face. The tunnel snaked again to the fitting. the trail started to slope lightly downward, and was once a little bit wet. Dane positioned his hand out opposed to the wall, and used to be shocked to think that it was once tender to touch. He halted and shone his mild alongside the wall. “Pictographs,” Kaylin whispered in awe. there has been not anyone round to listen to their voices, however it one way or the other appeared applicable to talk softly. “Do you could have your computing device with you? ” Dan requested in an both quiet tone. “I’ve acquired my electronic camera,” Kaylin responded. She produced a small digital camera from her fanny pack and started snapping images of the carvings. The pictographs ran horizontally from left-to-right, simply above Dane’s eye point, alongside the left wall in one row for a distance of approximately 8 toes. less than them used to be a row of characters that resembled writing. Dane couldn't make a decision in the event that they seemed extra like runes or alphabetic figures. there has been whatever vaguely commonplace approximately them, yet he was once no pupil. He checked the other wall, and proven that it was once bereft of any carving. “Got them,” Kaylin acknowledged. She checked the exhibit at the again of her digicam, utilizing the zoom characteristic to insure that she had gotten a transparent photograph of each a part of the carving. it appears chuffed along with her paintings, she led them deeper down the tunnel. Dane expected they had traveled approximately seventy yards, together with the jog to the left. Measuring from the surface wall, he guessed they have been approximately fifty yards deep into the large stone plateau. notwithstanding he knew it used to be a futile test, he checked his wrist unit. yes sufficient, the rock partitions precluded any sign from attaining them. As they advanced down the tunnel, Dane stuck a faint whisper of sound, like wind rustling via tree branches.