Reef of Gold
The novel is about Brad Templeton, a freelance magazine writer, part-time construction worker, part-time martitime enthusiast of artifacts. He finds a ship captains journal written in Chinese and crude Norwegian languages in the year 1420. He gets it translated and makes plans to discover its secret...the location of a fabulously rich reef of gold. His brother works for the US Commerce Department as a computer consultant, investigating theft of computer programming secrets from Silicon Valley. His brother Ric, is reported missing in Singapore and Brad takes off to find out what happened. The adventure involves the Singapore Triad, a spy network in Australia and the search for the reef of gold
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