By John B. Robinson
Fast-talking gem professional Lonny Cushman encounters the harmful and malevolent global of the African gem as he accompanies a tender woman seminarian from big apple to Rwanda looking for her lacking father. after they achieve Africa, Lonny chases a suite of ideal eco-friendly diamonds throughout the killing fields of the Congo. Their survival depends on negotiating the bloody community of the conflict-ridden African diamond exchange, together with Islamic jihadists, corrupt army officials, Israeli brokers, Ukrainian fingers purchasers, and an entire host of con males. Can Lonny keep himself and the younger seminarian from a sad dying?
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38 John B. Robinson Crash barriers and armed security personnel guarded the entrance to the Equatorial Hotel. There was an unmistakable poster tacked to the cinder block guardhouse displaying the types of weapons banned from that point forward: AK-47s, grenades, RPGs, pistols, machetes, and daggers. Each was depicted in silhouette, then surrounded by a red circle with a line drawn through it. The parking lot was filled to bursting with white Japanese SUVs. They were outfitted with dust snorkels, knobby tires, and air conditioning.
There were no street vendors selling food, no dogs, and no garbage. To Lonny’s well-traveled eye, it added up to clear signs of famine. The Tech Café was an immaculate, bright storefront with six A Fistful of Diamonds 51 computers and a shiny sales counter. Located between a barbershop and music kiosk, it seemed as if it had been dropped out of the sky by a Kansas twister. “I’d like to buy a phone,” said Lonny. ” came the reply in perfect American English. The clerk was a dude with wire-rimmed glasses.
He had been privileged to examine several hundred fancy diamonds because of his father’s long involvement in the trade. When he used his mind’s eye to compare those stones to the one before him, none of them shared the same characteristics. But then the light would have been better in a 2nd Avenue strip joint. “I need a partner who can wire five million dollars on tenminutes’ notice. ” From Ibrahim’s description, the stones would fetch twenty million dollars, and it was out of the question to take possession in Rwanda.
A Fistful of Diamonds: A Gemstone Thriller (The Gemstone Thrillers) by John B. Robinson