The three books of The Gold House tell the story of a hidden treasure in New Mexico, one of important historical significance and tremendous value. Its existence was first uncovered on November 7, 1937 within a rugged desert hill known as Victorio Peak. With the onset of World War II the general area became a weapons testing area, which the military named White Sands Proving Ground. By the mid-1950s the same testing area was renamed White Sands Missile Range and was expanded further westward beyond the San Andres Mountain Range. The military named the newly expanded area “Yonder” and it included the very site where the Noss treasure was located. That’s when all the trouble began.
The Gold House, The Discovery, reveals the well-documented true story of Doc and Ova Noss, extraordinary individuals who discovered a massive treasure on the Range prior to it being taken over by the military. Doc and Ova endured a hostile environment in their search for the treasure most others could not have tolerated. Continually being maligned and ridiculed by individuals in the military in and the Treasury Department, they held fast to their position that they were the true owners of the treasure. Tragically, Doc was murdered by his business partner over a gold transaction gone wrong. The presiding judge and the defendant’s attorney were both business partners in Doc’s Cheyenne Mining Company. Ryan was acquitted.
The Gold House, The Lies, The Thefts, the second book of the trilogy, tells how Ova spent years trying to raise the treasure after Doc’s death and how, in 1955, she was forcibly removed from her claim by the military. The story of Ova’s struggle to maintain control of her rightful ownership of the treasure continued when suddenly new names and new faces crept onto the scene. Seven military people, who claimed the gold belonged to them, formed an association they called the “Seven Heirs.” On September 5, 1961, two members of the group, were given polygraph examinations at Holloman Air Force Base to determine if they had seen the treasure. Both men passed the examination.
The Gold House, Executive Order, the third book of the trilogy, reveals a detailed replay of what the U.S. Government did to Ova Noss during her years at the Victorio Peak treasure site after Doc was murdered. The story begins in the 1990s when a more sophisticated sequence of dirty tricks and deceitful behavior by the government was played out against Terry Delonas, Ova Noss’s grandson. Lies and deceit, false and deliberate overbillings, and illegal changes to an agreed-upon license contract is clear evidence of the government’s corrupt tactics. Coercion, intimidation and extortion were also some of the devices the U.S. Government used against ONFP (Ova Noss Family Partnership), during its search efforts at Victorio Peak.