Jack of Diamonds


To be published soon. Please nominate the thriller on Kindle Scout  (see below.)

Jack of Diamonds is a stand-alone sequel to Trader Jack- The Story of Jack Miner.

Jack Miner is released early from prison to solve the murder of a Russian mine manager. Detectives choose him, because of former dealings with the Russian mafia. An Oligarch is the prime suspect and Jack changes his identity to avoid danger. He penetrates the billionaire’s business web and enters a murky underworld of diamond smuggling and mining. Jack’s trail leads to romance and the discovery of gems on a volcanic island. An extraordinary mining boom follows, with totally unexpected twists.

Nominate Jack of Diamonds for publication

Amazon has recently opened Kindle Scout, its own publishing unit.  Kindle Scout has an innovative strategy. First, editors select books for potential publication. Second, Kindle Scout gives readers the opportunity to be scouts. They can choose books for publishing contracts.

This means that you can nominate Jack of Diamonds.

Kindle Scout editors say that the more nominations Jack of Diamonds receives, the greater the chance for publication.  The deadline is Wednesday February 21. Please go ahead soonest.

It won’t take long. Just read the first few pages here:-


If you like the sample, kindly press the “nominate me” button. Amazon then asks you to sign into your account. If they publish, they will send you a free book.

Initial reviews ahead of publication

— “At last, a highly unusual diamond thriller with a great plot, strong dramatic scenes, and unexpected twists. Jack reminds me of Dick Francis’ likeable, vulnerable lead characters who are easy to identify with. I enjoyed learning much about diamond mining and the gems market.” – Julian Gray, author, Interrogating Ellie

— “This gripping financial crime novel includes roller-coaster diamond and stock market speculation. The interweaving of the main plot and subplots is masterly and they all move swiftly to their conclusions. In between are fascinating ideas on the psychology of market booms and how to handle them.” – Brendan Brown senior fellow Hudson Institute and author Bubbles in Credit and Currency.

Kindly email neil.behrmann@gmail.com if you wish to order a copy as soon as Jack of Diamonds is published.