Jean Oben Cox was born in Vancouver and grew up on Lasqueti Island. She graduated from UBC and taught school in Delta and West Vancouver. She has a novel published, Restless Heart and also a book of poems, Moments of Meditation.
Joanie has been raised on the island legend of the Spaniards' treasure, a story passed down from generation to generation. In 1791, the Spaniards discovered the small island, and named it Lasqueti. They buried their treasure in a cave, intending to return for it. Something happened, and they never did.
Determined to find the truth, Joanie and her friend spend two terrifying nights lost in a cave searching for the treasure. This is the story of their adventure.