A True Tale of Treasure, Archeology, and Greed off the Coast of Vietnam
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Hardcover, 9780151012077, 368pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2007
Frank Pope has worked on underwater expeditions under the auspices of Oxford MARE (Maritime Archeological Research and Excavation), including the salvage of Lord Nelson’s flagship Agamemnon. He divides his time between London and Nairobi.
"Treasure and typhoons, conflict and greed, plus a cast of intriguing characters and a weighty issue at its heart Frank Pope’s tale has all the ingredients of a classic thriller. But it’s all true. A stunning debut."--Nicholas Evans, author of THE HORSE WHISPERER
"... an engaging account that delves into the ethical conundrums of marine salvage, the deadly physics of the deep ocean and the roiling waters of professional subterfuge ... Pope''s impassioned, detailed reporting draws us into the story of ceramics and Vietnam ..."