Seeking Hidden Treasures

A Collection of Curious Tales and Essays

by James Magner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/11/2020

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9781480893375
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9781480893399
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 390
ISBN : 9781480893382

About the Book

There are few things more intriguing in life than a hunt for hidden treasures. In a collection of short stories, commentaries, essays, and a novella, James Magner presents diverse characters, engaging plots, and enriching insights into the human condition.

Within Magner’s stories, his characters search for buried gold, seek a forgotten safe, lift cash from gangsters, solve a murder, escape Nazi-occupied Vienna with hidden assets, secure loot from a Spanish shipwreck, assist an uncle who may be living on top of a goldmine, and embark on other adventures that lead to entertaining and sometimes dangerous situations.

Magner’s essays explore a variety of topics including the necessary limits of science as a tool for understanding the meaning of our lives and the world, and the significant role of luck in life and poker. Finally in a novella set in Las Vegas in 2015 during a famous international poker tournament, Magner details a deceitful conspiracy scheme while also recounting his real-life experiences as he won more than a quarter of a million dollars (lifetime winnings $400,000).

Seeking Hidden Treasures shares the struggles and joys of an eclectic group of characters on unique quests to find riches with the potential to change their lives forever.

About the Author

James Magner, MD is an endocrinologist and scientist who spent years studying the biochemistry and physiology of the pituitary hormone, TSH, and providing medical supervision for several projects within the pharmaceutical industry. He is an avid chess player and an expert poker player who placed twenty-seventh in the World Series of Poker Main Event, Las Vegas, in 2015. Dr. Magner is married and has two adult daughters. This debut collection of fiction is his third book.