By John B. Robinson
Fast-talking gem specialist Lonny Cushman encounters the harmful and malevolent global of the African gem as he accompanies a tender woman seminarian from long island to Rwanda looking for her lacking father. when they succeed in Africa, Lonny chases a set of ideal eco-friendly diamonds in the course of the killing fields of the Congo. Their survival is dependent upon negotiating the bloody community of the conflict-ridden African diamond exchange, together with Islamic jihadists, corrupt army officials, Israeli brokers, Ukrainian hands purchasers, and an entire host of con males. Can Lonny retailer himself and the younger seminarian from a sad loss of life?
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Blood ran down Ms. Carpenter’s forehead. Feeding off instinct, the gem dealer stepped decisively in front of a passing vehicle. He opened the rear door of the sedan and launched the religious student into the backseat. He threw a wad of Rwandan francs onto the dashboard and demanded the frightened driver take them to the Equatorial Hotel. Ms. Carpenter watched in a daze as they passed the pockmarked, battle-scarred buildings and zigzagged across the capital, up and down the hills of the indifferent city.
Buy a mobile. ” They shook hands, and Ibrahim hastily excused himself as if he suspected Ms. Carpenter of spreading the Ebola virus. “You’re scaring the natives,” said Lonny. “I need your help,” she repeated. ” Lonny grasped her firmly by her elbow and steered her toward the front desk. The clerks sold him a clear plastic bag that contained everything to treat a gunshot wound. Scissors, sutures, gauze, hydrogen peroxide, ointment, tape. She clearly wasn’t the first guest to require hospital supplies.
The luggage had already been unloaded from a baggage carousel and organized by color. Orderliness was the hallmark of every fascist regime Lonny had ever visited, as if the men in charge could expiate their crimes by keeping the sidewalks clean, and it took less than a minute to spot the telltale bank of cameras. An orange minibus parked by the taxi stand caught Lonny’s attention: the Equatorial Hotel. He drew a clump of Rwandan francs from his pocket and knocked on the passenger window. Since the authorities would want to know what a gem dealer was doing in Kigali, he decided to pitch his cover story directly to one of their informants.
A Fistful of Diamonds: A Gemstone Thriller (The Gemstone Thrillers) by John B. Robinson