Armed with little more than a sense of humour and a 9mm Browning, Florida private eye Rex Fowler and on-again off-again love interest police officer Lara Travis set off in search of crooks, conmen, and buried treasure.
Sharkey Drysdale had the three Australians hanging on his every word.
"Look at the quality of this piece," he said, passing around a color photograph of a centuries-old Indian necklace that he'd carefully razored from a public library copy of Treasures of the Maya.
"Genuine Aztec. I took this picture myself. The gold alone is worth thousands. And there's tons of the stuff down there."
"Where?" the Aussies asked in unison.
"Right here," Sharkey said, holding up another photo, this one showing three huge stone pyramids. "G...