Rough Cut Kindle Edition
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The hero Carter, is an investigator extraordinaire, and works for the New York Federation of International Diamond Traders. Naturally, when synthetic diamonds begin to surface it becomes Carter's job to uncover the source of the manufacturing enterprise. Confronted with a complex twist of fate, before long he abandons his island idyll of Belize and is treading the hard stone of Yorkshire England.
It's one thing to contact an old flame and quite another to discover her son has been murdered and somehow connected to his caseload. His investigations lead him to the South of France whilst other factions are transiting between England, Russia and the French Riviera. With four more murders and abduction having occurred, his need to locate a specific book (Robin Hood) sees him and others facing truths that will inevitably change their lives forever.
Carter Jefferson, the main character in the book, is a diamond expert and author. His expertise in the gems and previous work with the FDIT leads him back on a freelance basis into the case of synthetic diamonds getting into a shipment of real ones.
A trip to England for a book signing hooks him up with the former love of his life, Nicole. She's had her share of tragedies since her father forced her to break up with Carter when they studied at Oxford. Her husband was killed in an accident a few short years ago and now, between the time Carter has his signing in London and arrives in the village in Yorkshire, her son is murdered.
As Owen led me through the trail of murder suspects and where the synthetic diamonds were coming from, he kept me guessing who was behind the plot.
I love to curl up with a good crime read and this one definitely fit the bill.