Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History

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Author: Greg Campbell
Publisher: Sterling (2010)
ISBN-10: 1402797559
ISBN-13: 9781402797552
Condition: Very Good.  Light wear to cover edges and corners with a few small marks on the outside edges of the pages. Else a very good copy.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 319

Weight: 0.5 kg

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Ten years before the recent Brussels diamond theft, daring diamond thieves made off with gems worth almost twice as much. On February 15, 2003, thieves broke into an allegedly airtight vault in Antwerp, never tripping an alarm, and made off with over $108 million worth of diamonds and other valuables.

Although the crime was perfect, the getaway was not. The police zeroed in on a band of professional thieves fronted by Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an office in the Diamond Center and clandestinely cased its vault for over two years. The who of the crime had been answered, but the how remained a mystery.Scott Andrew Selby, a Harvard Law grad and diamond expert, and Greg Campbell, author of Blood Diamonds, embarked on a global chase to uncover the true story behind the stunning heist. Tracking the threads of the crime throughout Europe, from Belgium to Italy, in seedy cafés and sleek diamond offices, the authors sorted through an array of conflicting details, divergent opinions and incongruous theories to put together the puzzle of what actually happened that Valentines Day weekend.

This real-life Ocean's Eleven a combination of diamond history, journalistic reportage, and riveting true-crime story provides a thrilling in-depth study detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century.

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