The Hoi An, a wreck deep beneath the waves of the South China Sea. In her fifteenth-century hull a priceless treasure; on the waves above a team of treasure hunters racing against the clock to claim the fabulous cargo via dangerous saturation dives. But typhoons, pirates, gunships, mutiny, rival treasure hunters, storms and greed were to make this deep-sea dive one of the most dramatic and gruelling expeditions ever undertaken. Frank Pope was there and his gripping tale of this high-stakes folly will captivate anyone who loves undersea adventure.
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'A real-life thriller with shipwrecks, buried booty and unscrupulous treasure hunters' -- Harper's Bazaar
'All the ingredients of a classic thriller. But it's all true. Stunning'
-- Nicholas Evans
'Engrossing . . . gripping . . . high-octane adventure . . . offers a fantastic insight into the world of treasure hunting' -- Daily Express
'Extraordinary . . . as exciting as it is suspenseful. A gripping real-life thriller' -- Clive Cussler
'Extraordinary. As cautionary a ballad about greed hypocrisy and disappointment as 'The Treasure of the Sierra Madre' -- The New York Times
Frank Pope has worked on underwater expeditions under the auspices of Oxford MARE (Marine Archaeological Research), including the salvage of Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Agamemnon. He divides his time between London and Nairobi.
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