A Fistful of Diamonds: A Gemstone Thriller

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McBooks Press, Oct 1, 2008 - Fiction - 196 pages
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Fast-talking gem expert Lonny Cushman encounters the dangerous and malevolent world of the African gem industry as he accompanies a young female seminarian from New York to Rwanda in search of her missing father. Once they reach Africa, Lonny chases a collection of flawless green diamonds through the killing fields of the Congo. Their survival depends upon negotiating the bloody network of the conflict-ridden African diamond trade, including Islamic jihadists, corrupt military officers, Israeli agents, Ukrainian arms dealers, and a whole host of con men. Can Lonny save himself and the young seminarian from a tragic demise?

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User Review  - Eren0317 - LibraryThing

ARC received from LibraryThing Early Reviewers. This was the second in the 'gemstone thriller' series and I haven't read the first one, which is highly unusual for me. The book was less than 200 pages ... Read full review

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User Review  - BStrauss3 - LibraryThing

The book is fairly well written, but I found the level of violence off-putting. It's probably realistic, but I will choose not to read future books by the author in this series. Read full review


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About the author (2008)

John B. Robinson is the author of The Sapphire Sea and a tour guide at Mount Kilimanjaro who has bought, sold, and traded rare gems. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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