Valverde's Gold: In Search of the Last Great Inca Treasureby Honigsbaum, Mark
Journalist Mark Honigsbaum travels to Ecuador on assignment and while there learns of a legendary Inca treasure purportedly hidden from the Spanish in the Llanganatis mountain range in 1533. Captivated by this legend, Honigsbaum researches the treasure, befriends modern-day treasure hunters in Ecuador and joins in the quest for Valverde's gold.
This well-researched book investigates what is believed to be the world's largest undiscovered treasure. The reader learns the history of the Inca treasure along with the author and travels with him on his exciting journey into the Llanganatis in search of the elusive hoard.
Reviewed by kb, 4/07. Other reviews by kb. Main reviews page.
"I picked up this book after seeing it reviewed here. I enjoyed it, but I must admit I'd rather have heard more about the actual treasure hunt (which covers a scant few pages), and less about the research! "-- A reader from Indianapolis, IN, 10/22/2007
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