THE FICTIONAL TULLY MCINTYRE should focus on his Western history dissertation, but the poor guy has a bad case of gold fever. Robert Julyan takes us on Tully’s hunt in Treasure Tale (Silver Maple Books), which marries New Mexico history with tales of long-lost gold. While Tully seeks a miner’s lost treasure near Socorro, he crosses paths with a bitter prospector willing to risk it all. As our hero reluctantly tackles his PhD research into the Estancia Valley’s bean-growing glory days, he discovers stories more valuable than gold and, oh yeah, yet another buried treasure. Julyan knows his history—and geology—not to mention the power of greed.