Von Steiner's Gold
a cantor and zalianty adventure...
Von Steiner's Gold was begun by Trevor Hobson, my late father-in-law, in 2011/12. Trevor often spoke of the Emden and rumours of the large amounts of gold the ship had taken from the many merchantmen it had boarded and scuttled.
Trevor sadly passed away before completing the manuscript. Knowing of his passion for diving wrecks and the mystery of the Emden's gold, I felt compelled to finish the manuscript and publish the book in Trevor's memory.
1914...The SMS Emden is finally bested in battle and scuttled. 2015...A vicious and unexplained attack on a freelance photographer leads to a hunt for a lost treasure and a battle to survive.
Steve Cantor is an adventurer and freelance photographer with a passion for the wilds. Carrisa Zalianty works for an unnamed organisation rescuing children and adults from slavery. After Steve is ambushed and beaten in his home, the pair head for the one place that might explain the attackers motives. They have no idea of the magnitude of the grief that awaits them on the usually idyllic isle of North Keeling. Finding themselves betrayed and beset on all sides by killers, the pair must find a way to survive and fight back. In doing so, they discover something they could not have dreamed of in their wildest imaginings.