Dave and Jan Stark are fortune hunters with AvMar air charter and salvage. They are contacted by a billionaire, Claude Valdez to find the jewel encrusted Cross of Goa. This elusive ancient relic is fabled to be solid gold and taller than a man.
An enigmatic will and log book from an ancient Portuguese pirate will lead them to fly from the South Pacific through Asia, Africa and South America. Their deadly quest reveals this sacred icon may be among looted treasures of a wartime Japanese General.
There is gold hidden in the jungle, which aircraft salvage expert, Dave Stark, is determined to find. But others are equally determined and willing to resort to sabotage and murder to get to it first.
Surrounded by the harsh beauty of the jungles and jagged peaks of New Guinea, Stark must survive plane crashes, aerial dog-fights, cannibalistic tribes and fierce gun battles as he follows an obscure trail of clues from the past in a deadly race to find the lost wartime treasure. Finding the gold is one problem – keeping it is another …
Gunrunning, intrigue, tribal cults and lost gold amid the erupting volcanic islands of New Guinea
Dave Stark is salvaging a crashed jetliner while Fang Mitchell is gunrunning in a revamped warplane. They are recruited by two suspicious Japanese to search for their lost father’s remains . . . or a fortune in stolen gold dust. In a race to find the gold they trek through the jungled river gorges and primitive tribes of the Finisterre Ranges, following an elusive trail of ancient clues.
A civil war rages in Bougainville, a war of independence or a war of copper royalties?
Greedy mercenaries need this bloody conflict to continue. They eagerly await their deadly cargo of Russian weapons and attack helicopters.
Off Bougainville, the Empress Maru transports peace negotiators – and a fortune of refined platinum. The freighter is hijacked by a ruthless rebel splinter group supported by the mercenaries. A horrific rampage of rape, torture and murder begins.