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As war looms over Europe, a diamond dealer fights the Nazis from behind enemy lines

It is 1937, and the Antwerp Diamond Exchange is preparing for war. The Wehrmacht is hungry for industrial diamonds, without which it’s impossible to manufacture armor, radios, or guns. For Richard Hagen, a rare gentile jewelry dealer, business has never been better. But this quiet diamond expert is about to begin a war of his own.

On a business trip to Germany, Hagen attempts to sabotage Nazi efforts to secure the diamonds they need so desperately. Masquerading as a friend of the Reich, he sends home messages in a code based on Alice in Wonderland. The Antwerp Exchange is preparing to flee to London, but Hagen will remain in mainland Europe. As the Gestapo closes in, he will have to stay diamond-sharp to survive.

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ABOUT J. Robert Janes

  • BIOGRAPHY

    J. Robert Janes  is a mystery author best known for writing historical thrillers. Born in Toronto, he holds degrees in mining and geology, and worked as an engineer, university professor, and textbook author before he began writing fiction. In 1992, Janes published Mayhem, the first in the long-running St-Cyr and Kohler series for which he is best known. These police procedurals set in Nazi-occupied France have been praised for the author’s attention to historical detail, as well as their swift-moving plots.

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