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Reviews of David Angsten's Dark Gold

"Like Benchley’s Jaws, David Angsten’s debut will once again chase swimmers out of the water.  Fraught with shivering suspense and a hauntingly eerie atmosphere, Dark Gold grips with feverish intensity.  As literate as it is frightening.  Read it with both a silver cross and a speargun at your side."

- James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order and The Last Oracle



"What’s hidden inside (this book) will make your eyes widen."

- David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author of Creepers and Scavenger


"[A] pastiche of Crichton, Lovecraft, Jules Verne, and Robinson Crusoe."

- Entertainment Weekly


"Take a quest to find a lost brother, hot sex with incredibly beautiful babes, a giant man-eating beast that may or may not be a god, a sunken ship and a fortune in gold. Throw in some evil, demented villagers and a pirate or two, place these plot elements into the hands of a stylish, intelligent writer, and you've got yourself a page-turner that will take readers back to the days when a good book meant you stayed up all night under the covers with a flashlight . . . Screenwriter Angsten's tall tale is for grown-up boys who lust for swashbuckling literary adventure set in tropical climes. Extra batteries for that flashlight are recommended."

- Publisher’s Weekly


"DARK GOLD marks an awfully polished debut, making Angsten an instant author to watch."

- Rod Lott, Bookgasm


"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; screenwriter, "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 rollercoaster-ride-of-a-novel."

- Nick Redfern, author of Three Men Seeking Monsters.


"Thrills and chills . . . sunken gold, black magic, sea monsters, a beautiful Brazilian in a bikini - what more could you want from a summer thriller?"

- Kirkus Reviews