2028 - Writing in a narrative style for general readers interested in history and treasure hunting, Jedwin Smith(a Pulitzer-Prize nominated journalist)chronicles the relentless and dangerous pursuit of sunken treasure off the coast of Florida by Mel Fisher and his family. Though the gregarious treasure hunting legend(and former California chicken farmer) now is deceased, his family carries on the search for a missing section of the Spanish treasure ship Atocha in what Smith calls one of the longest and most successful treasure hunts in history.
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    In 1622, hundreds of people lost their lives to the curse of the Spanish galleon ;and they would not be the last. Fatal Treasure combines the rousing adventure of Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea with the compelling characters and local color of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. It tells the powerful true story of the relentless quest to find the and reclaim her priceless treasures from the sea. You will follow Mel Fisher, his family, and their intrepid team of treasure hunters as they dive beneath the treacherous waters of the Florida Straits and scour the ocean floor in search of gold, silver, and emeralds. And you will discover that nearly four centuries after the shipwreck, the curse of the Atocha is still a deadly force.By Jedwin Smith. 257 Pages. Available in Soft Cover.

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