The fabled location for a hoard of looted wartime gold is revealed to a band of opportunist treasure-seekers, whose treasure hunt soon becomes a very dangerous mission…
When the Allies invaded southern Italy in 1943, Mussolini's personal treasure was moved north to safety under heavily armed guard. It was never seen again - but the secret of its whereabouts did not die with its escort.
Years later, boat-builder Peter Halloran's expertise is needed on an expedition which plans to unearth the treasure and smuggle it out of Italy. But there are enemies in plenty awaiting the arrival of Halloran's group - enemies who are as powerful and as ruthless as they are deadly…
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'Mr Bagley has no equal at this sort of thing.' SUNDAY MIRROR
'As long as meticulous craftsmanship and honest entertainment are valued, and as long as action, authenticity, and expertise still make up the strong framework of the good adventure/thriller, Desmond Bagley's books will surely be read.' REGINALD HILL, Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers
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Desmond Bagley wrote 16 novels, becoming one of the world's top-selling authors, with his books translated into more than 30 languages. He was born in 1923 in Kendal and brought up in Blackpool, beginning his working life, aged 14, in the printing industry. After working in an aircraft factory during the Second World War, he decided to travel, working his way through Europe and southern Africa, and in 1951 joined the gold mining industry before becoming a freelance journalist in Johannesburg, where he wrote his first novel, The Golden Keel, in 1962. In 1964 he returned to England, finally settling in Guernsey with his wife, where he died in 1983.
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Book Description HARPERCOLLINS, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6155839