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Diamonds Best Friend Or Foe

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Secret agent Alex Scott is tough, very tough: in fact like most of the men he regularly faces can kill, without any apparent sign of remorse. Alex on the other-hand possesses compassion and understanding where needed. Such rare skills are essential if he is to have any chance of bringing one of the most ruthless organisations to book.
Known simply as 'The Syndicate' a small group of men with an insatiable appetite for power, is the main enemy they are responsible for some of the most audacious international crime scandals and endless bloody killings.
To achieve their objectives, they often forge temporary alliances with Third World governments, terrorist or criminal organisation. They have no scruples and easily corrupt any individual who is deemed to be useful to their cause. Loyalty is their prime requirement; the rewards for success are immense. The price of disloyalty or failure is terminal.
When in their wisdom the Democratic Governments of the world impose an embargo on diamonds mined in countries with a less than enviable record of human rights. I causes immense hardship for hundreds of genuine miners and so 'Conflict Diamonds' as they are called become an easy target for the Syndicate quite happy to purchase such diamonds from the desperate miners or dealers at knock-down prices and then have them cut in illegal factories and then smuggled into Europe to be sold legitimately on the international markets.
A devastating earthquake traps kills thousands of people trapping others for days beneath the rubble. Including a guest and members of staff of the hotel where two of the Syndicates couriers' en-route to deliver a fortune in cut diamonds were staying; setting the scene of a series of hair raising events as both Alex and Syndicate agents struggle to recover the stones.
Other characters, innocent honest citizens are seduced and tempted by the lure of the diamonds and cause further problems for the frustrated Alex as they become dragged involuntarily into the story hindering Alex's efforts as he tries to track down the couriers their illegal diamonds and their Syndicate leaders.

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May 2009 : UK Paperback

Title: Diamonds Best Friend Or Foe
Author(s): Albert Able
ISBN: 0-9551679-2-2 / 978-0-9551679-2-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: M-Y Books
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