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A Fistful of Diamonds
A Fistful of Diamonds

A Fistful of Diamonds

A Gemstone Thriller

The Gemstone Thrillers


208 Pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

Cloth, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: November 2008

ISBN 9781590131503

Rights: US & CA

McBooks Press (Nov 2008)

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A fast-paced thriller set in the ruthless world of the African diamond trade

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?


"A masterpiece worthy of the highest praise." -Winston-Salem Journal

"If you're thirsting for a canny, ironic international thriller . . . jump into John B. Robinson's A Fistful of Diamonds." -Portland Magazine

Author Biography

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.