Treasure! Imagine 4 tons of gold planted in Cambodia’s remote jungle by a Khmer king 800 years ago. It’s alluded to in an ancient bronze inscription found in the 1920’s by a French explorer, treasure hunter, and opportunist. Part of the inscription hidden by the ancient king is recently discovered in the form of an incomplete, torn carbon rubbing in a Phnom Penh book shop. How did it find its way there? It contains only hints of the secret, hidden gold Buddha, but enough for the treasure hunt to begin.
Two graduate students from Yale University, both doing graduate research in Cambodia, begin the search. But, they are not alone. The competition will not hesitate to kill or torture as our two treasure hunters quickly discover.
The novel is based on history which is factual. The story alternates between historical events relating to the gold Buddha treasure, then jumps back to the present treasure hunt. Unravel the Buddha’s secrets and join the trek into Cambodia’s dark jungles. But stay alert, remember there are land mines!
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