"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
- 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
- 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