As a doctoral student of Western History, Tully McIntyre knows that the Southwest's lost mine legends, such as the Lost Dutchman, are just that-legends, but they have haunted his imagination since childhood. They also have jeopardized his career as an academic historian and his future marriage. Just when he seems resigned to studying New Mexico's pinto bean economy, he finds a genuine treasure map and a piece of genuine gold ore that leads him, his fianc , and his best friend into a dangerous New Mexico mountain range, pursued by an unhinged prospector who will stop at nothing to seize the map and the treasure. Treasure Tale is filled with the lore of lost treasures and the people who search for them, as well as insights into New Mexico history, showing that pinto beans are far more fascinating than they might seem. Tully's journey takes him to Arizona's Superstition Mountains and leads him and his friends to confront a sixty-year-old disappearance and murder. Written with wit and humor, Treasure Tale is a must-read for anyone who loves a good treasure tale.