It is 1932 in rural Iowa and the ruthlessly charming Oscar Hartzel, a local farm boy, claims to have seized control of the estate of Sir Francis Drake, which is now worth billions. Everyone who invested him money to complete legal formalities, will be rich beyond their wildest dreams. For one such proud family, who have handed over their entire savings, the prospect of Oscar failing them is too horrendous to contemplate. And then Nick Wedge, a federal investigator arrives in town.....This is the poignant and utterly true story of how, in one of the century's most outrageous and colossal financial scams, the lives of 70,000 people were to be changed forever....
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