Its the start of World War II and Britain is bankrupt. In a desperate attempt to convince the US that they have enough money to pay for support, the British Government turn to the business of buried treasure.
An interesting idea, and one that is pretty similar in style to Jack Higgins or Ken Follett, close but no cigar though. There seems to be an uneven pace to the plot, the first 200 pages drag, and then it speeds up before the climax is over before you are ready for it. There are good characters but while they are well described, they still feel slightly one dimensional.
Not a bad book by far, its just that if Ken Follett had written it, it would have been a lot better.