A government navigator turned professional salvor, and writer, describes some stranger-than-fiction adventures in the Caribbean. More inspired by the implications of his work than the actual plotting of courses, Mr. Rieseberg established the authenticity of 463 treasure hulks, and his decision was to outfit himself with schooner and crew as soon as possible. He did and there follow the fascinating tales of an adventurer in an area that has treasure more closely packed than any other in the world. Sailing the Caribbean, Rieseberg ran into everything from local superstition and outlaws to whole inundated towns. His powerful narrative is one that creates suspense and brings to life not only his surroundings but much of the history that made them. It ends with a tragic loss of his ship and his crew, an event that perhaps heightens the life and breath of true treasure hunting and shows that his real ""find"" was the experience he gained.