The hunt for silver, bronze and gold eagles
An extremely interesting meta-mystery surrounding this book, with the treasure hunt called off by the author, after being allegedly mugged while carrying the prize.
From the wikipedia article:
"The Golden Eagle was originally created as the theme for the book The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle, a work by Ron Shore to help raise $25 million to fund research for the prevention, early detection and cure for breast cancer. Ron Shore commissioned Canadian sculptor Kevin Peters to help create the Golden Eagle. It took more than 4000 hours to complete."
"The statue was for sale, with a price tag of $5 million. $1 million from the sale will be given to the breast cancer charity of the buyer's choice, $1 million will be given to the winner of The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt, while the remaining sum is to be used to promote The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt to raise additional funds for breast cancer research."
Participants in The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt win "The Grand Prize", $1,000,000 in cash by solving clues hidden in the book, The World's Greatest Treasure Hunt: Quest for the Golden Eagle, written by Ron Shore.
The suspicious mugging is captured in this 2016 CNN Article.
A real treasure hunt for a million prize. Solve the ciphers clues and riddles hidden within this book to find the Eagles. The grand prize is a solid gold eagle weighing almost 19 pounds and valued at million US. The eyes are 1 carat pear shaped diamonds with hundreds of diamonds covering its head. It is standing watch over the 400 year old "Atocha Star" emerald, the largest cut emerald from The Atocha, a Spanish Treasure Galleon which sank in 1622 and was recovered by Mel Fisher in 1985. Go to our website "GreatHunt" to find out about all the prizes.
Join Ron on his quest to find a cure for breast cancer by participating in The World's Greatest Treasure HuntTM. Our goal is to raise 00 million dollars for the prevention, early detection and cure for breast cancer. Twenty percent of the sales price of this book will go directly to Hunt for the Cause Foundation. Help us find a cure for breast cancer.