Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasure

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The author delves deeply into a legend of lost Inca treasure, revisiting the notes of a botanist who was reported to have found the cache of gold and then lost it, and then mounting an expedition to Ecuador himself in search of the treasure. 15,000 first printing.

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"This treasure tale is true [and] dazzingly documented, with words to whet one's greed."--"The Washington Times"
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""Glimpses of the pure, bracing thrill of the quest for lost treasure."--"The Boston Globe"
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"[The story] skillfully walks the tightrope between serious research and action-packed adventure. . . . An astonishing detective thriller [with] a cast of unusual characters [that] never ceases to amuse . . . Anyone who has ever entertained the idea of seeking a lost Inca treasure would do well to read this book, not least because it introduces the awful reality of tropical cloud forest, and the indispensable need for hope, especially when the only certainty is defeat."--"The Washington Post"

This treasure tale is true [and] dazzingly documented, with words to whet one's greed. "The Washington Times"

Glimpses of the pure, bracing thrill of the quest for lost treasure. "The Boston Globe"

[The story] skillfully walks the tightrope between serious research and action-packed adventure. . . . An astonishing detective thriller [with] a cast of unusual characters [that] never ceases to amuse . . . Anyone who has ever entertained the idea of seeking a lost Inca treasure would do well to read this book, not least because it introduces the awful reality of tropical cloud forest, and the indispensable need for hope, especially when the only certainty is defeat. "The Washington Post""

"This treasure tale is true [and] dazzingly documented, with words to whet one's greed." --The Washington Times

"Glimpses of the pure, bracing thrill of the quest for lost treasure." --The Boston Globe

"[The story] skillfully walks the tightrope between serious research and action-packed adventure. . . . An astonishing detective thriller [with] a cast of unusual characters [that] never ceases to amuse . . . Anyone who has ever entertained the idea of seeking a lost Inca treasure would do well to read this book, not least because it introduces the awful reality of tropical cloud forest, and the indispensable need for hope, especially when the only certainty is defeat." --The Washington Post

About the Author:

Mark Honigsbaum is the author of The Fever Trail (FSG, 2002) and lives in London with his wife and two children. .

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