In Chasing the Thrill, Daniel Barbarisi tells the story of an obsession that drove him to leave his high-paying job on Wall Street and pursue a treasure hunt worth millions. Loaded with suspense and driven by greed, this is one man’s quest for glory—risking everything in a dangerous game against impossible odds. Barbarisi takes readers along on his adventure as he joins forces with three other hunters chasing different variations of the same myth: that somewhere in America lies a stash of Civil War gold so vast it could finance their retirements. They follow clues across eight states, from crumbling plantation mansions cursed by slaves to misty underground caverns teeming with poison snakes, all leading to one potential breakthrough discovery spot after another. Along the way they battle mosquitoes and heat stroke, financial ruin and broken relationships, rivalries among fellow seekersand ever-mountaining suspicion from law enforcement officials pursuing them as possible bank robbers or outright thieves. Ultimately only one can claim victory—but none will walk away empty handed. A thrilling mix of travelogue and true crime narrative set against today’s fragile economy Chasing The Thrill is an unforgettable odyssey into America’s tortured past –and our own endless possibilities for adventure.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in treasure hunting, adventure, and true crime.
- Barbarisi’s writing is riveting and engaging, pulling the reader into the story
- The author does a great job of describing the various settings where the treasure hunt takes place, giving readers a vivid picture in their minds
- This book is full of suspense, making it hard to put down
- It’s dry and boring
- It’s poorly written
- It doesn’t live up to the hype
Learn more about the author
Daniel Barbarisi is a former hedge fund manager and Wall Street trader who left his career to chase a $2 million treasure trove. He has written for The New York Times, Bloomberg, ESPN the Magazine, and other publications.
“Barbarisi’s high-octane adventure is a fascinating, first-person account of chasing one’s treasure-hunting dreams. Gripping and energetic.”
“What a ride! Barbarisi takes us on an adventure of treasure hunting across America. With heart-pounding suspense and fascinating true crime detail, I could not put this book down. A riveting read!”
“I loved this book! Barbarisi is a great writer, and I felt like I was on the treasure hunt with him. Exciting, suspenseful, and full of surprises.”
“I loved this book! Barbarisi has a great writing style that kept me engaged and entertained throughout the entire read…highly recommend for anyone who loves adventure, mystery or true crime stories.”