John W. Nichols Releases Treasure Hunting Adventure Novel, “Go for the Gold,” through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform for the Summer of 2013

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John W. Nichols’ novel, “Go for the Gold,” offers a treasure hunting adventure for readers ready for the challenge. The hero of the story, Henry “Honch” Wilson, stumbles across hidden clues then embarks on a pulse-pounding quest for Blackbeard’s treasure.

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Go for the Gold is packed with mystery and adventure in the great outdoors—think Indiana Jones meets The Hardy Boys with a moral lesson snuck in for good measure.

What happened to Blackbeard’s treasure? Salvage operations continue off the coast of North Carolina to recover portions of Blackbeard’s command ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, but little treasure has been retrieved. John W. Nichols’ novel “Go for the Gold,” the first book in the new Honch Wilson series, is an action-packed thriller aimed at reading fun for tweens. The story is set in the imaginary town of Mineville, North Carolina, nestled along the Bonner River. Henry Wilson’s ancestor, the founder of the town, collected clues about Blackbeard’s treasure, and left them behind without discovering the secret location. Henry uncovers those clues, along with an ancient pirate map, and embarks on a quest to find the gold. A web of evil ensnares Henry as he discovers how far some men will go for the gold. Henry teams with an FBI agent to locate a kidnapping victim and risks his life in a daring attempt to save his friends. The treasure hunt leads Henry to examine his values and discover true riches. Henry’s Grandpa and Aunt Gwynn are college professors who slip historical dialogue into the action, giving the book a solid historical component.

Amanda Wright, owner of Wit & Whistle, a Cary, NC based business offering stylishly quirky paper and home goods, gives this description of the book: “Go for the Gold is packed with mystery and adventure in the great outdoors—think Indiana Jones meets The Hardy Boys with a moral lesson snuck in for good measure.”

The paperback book, ISBN 9781484889947, is available from CreateSpace, Amazon and other fine retailers.

About the Author

John W. Nichols, an experienced father, understands young readers like good adventure stories and believable heroes. John is a professional engineer who has authored hundreds of pages of technical documentation during his 30 year career. He resides in Raleigh, NC with his wife where he now writes for his readers. John’s books include “Who Ate My Cheese” and “Help! My Daughter’s Getting Married.” He writes with passion, determined to give readers a solid return on their investment of time.

Visit the author’s website: Nichols Notes or email him at john(at)nicholsnotes(dot)com.

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