Jack of Diamonds


First three chapters-Jack of Diamonds

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.

Jack of Diamonds,  Kindle and Paperback is now available on Amazon.

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.

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