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Drake's Coffin by Michael D. Urban Named Finalist by Next Generation Indie Book Awards
At a ceremony held at The Plaza in NYC on June 4, 2012, Michael D. Urban received a Silver Medal for being named a Finalist in Action/Adventure by the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
By: IGTBA Enterprises
Drake’s Coffin is a thrilling adventure tale featuring rich history, exotic locales, fascinating characters and rapid-fire action. Four hundred years ago the English adventurer Sir Francis Drake stole it from the Spanish and buried it in the jungles of Panama. Thirty years ago an unsuspecting group of teenage boys stumbled upon it in a night of violent death that would change their lives forever. Now, as adults, they’ve come back for Drake’s legendary lost treasure, in a race against time, old enemies and modern pirates. Kirkus Reviews wrote, “Urban’s debut novel [is] … fast-paced … real and intense … A coming-of-age story and thrilling adventure rolled into one.”
The Next Generation Indie Book Awards is the largest not-for-profit book awards contest for independent authors and publishers. It has sometimes been called the “Sundance”
Drake’s Coffin is available as an ebook from Smashwords, Amazon, the iTunes Bookstore, Barnes & Noble and other ebook retailers.. A paperback version may be purchased directly from the author’s website, http:// www.michaeldurban.com.
Mr. Urban was born outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A Dartmouth College graduate, he now lives in New England with his wife, daughter and Portuguese Water Dog (who happens to have the same grandfather as Bo Obama). Drake's Coffin is the beginning of a planned series of several adventures featuring his Drake’s Coffin hero, Zach Colt. For over a decade Mr. Urban lived and traveled throughout Central America. He worked in federal law enforcement both in the States and overseas. Most recently, he was a trial lawyer in private practice. As a boy, he did dive in search of Sir Francis Drake's lead coffin, which has been resting for over 400 years somewhere on the ocean floor near the entrance to Portobelo Harbor, Panama. He has not found it -- yet. He may be contacted through his website, http://www.michaeldurban.com.
Michael D. Urban