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The classic New York Times-bestselling tale of suspense and intrigue that takes readers behind the scenes of the secretive billion-dollar diamond business From a centuries-old building on a narrow street in the heart of London, a firm known as the System, the world's most lucrative and least-known cartel, maintains a stranglehold on the world's diamonds. The company selects the stones a customer can buy and decides how much he must pay for the privilege. One dealer is tired of the game, and so he sets out to destroy the System forever. With the help of his mistress, Chesser sketches a plan to infiltrate the offices at 11 Harrowhouse--and make off with every diamond the System owns. But this billion-dollar heist is not as simple as it seems, for the System is always watching.
Off the coast of Burma Two women pearl divers found a handful of unheard of blue pearls, 18 millimeters in diameter. As a reward, they were savage. Grady and Julia search for the truth and pearls.
A gem dealer caught up in a decades-old murder mystery searches for the world's most precious and mysterious pearls in New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's exotic, riveting thriller When Grady Bowman and his new girlfriend, Julia Elkins, travel from San Francisco to the Far East to get Grady back into the gem business, a jeweler in Bangkok tells them the extraordinary true story of two female Japanese pearl divers who discovered in the Andaman Sea an oyster bed filled with priceless, naturally blue pearls. The divers were murdered for what they found, and now the son of one of the divers wants revenge. As Grady and Julia hunt for the source of the priceless pearls, they are led to the estate and oyster farms of the world's wealthiest pearl dealer. Here Julia becomes increasingly obsessed with the divers' tragic deaths, and she and Grady will unravel an extraordinary mystery of one man's obsession and another man's crime, and the world's most breathtaking naturally blue pearls.
In Gerald A. Browne's spellbinding New York Times bestseller, a man bent on vengeance infiltrates a cabal of blue-blooded bankers that have taken over the Mafia In a quiet suburb of New York City, a mansion on a gated estate houses one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the United States--an elite Mafia whose dons belong to the finest families that the WASP establishment has to offer. Millions of dollars flow in and out of 19 Purchase Street, toted by bagmen who gladly risk everything to share in the syndicate's profits. Nothing disrupts operations--until a courier gets a dangerous idea. To avenge a loved one's death, Drew Gainer joins the money-laundering scheme, plotting a billion-dollar heist with the help of a beautiful, daring woman and pitting himself against a ruthless opponent. From New York to Paris to Zurich, Gainer risks his life to become the winner who takes all. But who is really conning whom?
In New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's riveting thriller, a down-on-his-luck American makes one last gamble to reap a fortune in the Colombian emerald business After years of stultifying office work, Joseph Wiley will try anything to get rich in a hurry. He's hustled all kinds of products, but each venture has left him deeper in debt, chained tighter to his office desk. When his latest moneymaker goes up in smoke, Wiley doesn't even bother to quit his job. He takes every cent he has to the airport and flies south, landing in Colombia, where he will make his millions--or lose his life. In the mountains of Colombia, even an amateur can make a mint digging for emeralds, but an all-powerful syndicate, the Concession, controls the gems. Wiley and his new partner, heiress Lillian Holbrook, play a dangerous, double-crossing game with the Concession and its watchdogs because, for different reasons, they're both willing to risk everything for the brilliant green stones.
A freelance intelligence agent with a deadly gift goes after a gang of terrorists in New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's stylish, action-packed thriller The train slips across the horizon, its serial numbers painted over, its cars empty save for the soldiers who guard the cargo. Its mission is classified, but there are four men waiting in the night, keeping a close eye on the mysterious train. They know it carries something far more dangerous than a nuclear bomb, and they will do anything to get their hands on it. Unlocking the train's secrets requires a daring crime, and victory seems within their reach. But they did not count on Hazard. A hard-drinking gambler with a taste for beautiful women and no love for authority, freelance intelligent operative Hazard is an unlikely hero. But when a corpse washes up in the Hudson River, he vows revenge. The victim was an idealist whose sense of honor got him killed, and Hazard will destroy the men responsible--even if he has to save the world along the way.
A young Soviet diamond trader races to shut down clandestine gem smugglers in Siberia before the cartel decides he is the mastermind of the operation in New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's thrilling, atmospheric novel Nikolai Borodin has been assigned to the Soviet diamond export agency's London station for one purpose only: to keep in close touch with the System, the ruthless worldwide diamond cartel headquartered at 11 Harrowhouse Street. Recently the System has been buying large quantities of one-carat diamonds mined in Siberia. But now contraband from the same source is showing up on the market, and the System wants the smugglers stopped. Nikolai knows the System suspects him and his beautiful, spendthrift British girlfriend, Vivian. Determined to find the secret path along which the diamonds flow, Nikolai and Vivian discover something far more terrifying--apocalyptic secrets that spell sudden death.
New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's stylish debut novel about a pair of unlikely lovers in 1960s Paris It's not the prostitutes who are keeping Lillian awake. She may share her apartment building with a bordello, but the sounds that seep through the walls do not bother her. Ever since her boyfriend left her, taking her heart and all her clothes, the Paris nights have been unbearable. And so she takes refuge in the only place she can be herself: Sascha's, where the insomniacs of Paris go to drink, dance, and fall in love. There's Mr. Bread, a slumming millionaire. There's Big Red and Elsa, a couple who can always be relied on for a good time. And now there's Graham, a hopelessly square American whom Lillian decides to take under her wing. As the days and nights of swinging Paris spin into a blur, this gang of romantic expats must fight to stay together, or risk coming apart at the seams.
New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's suspenseful disaster novel about a massive mudslide along California's southern coast The people of Southern California worship the sun, but their idol has forsaken them. For more than two weeks, rain has fallen on this earthly paradise, destroying crops, loosening the ground, and sending coffins into backyards, forcing rattlesnakes out of their nests into people's homes. As the punishing weather continues, people start to panic. After all, a little rain never hurt anybody--but a lot can kill. The Seaside Supermarket near Laguna Beach is doing brisk business when an earthquake hits and the ground begins to slide. Among the customers are architect Frank Brydon, who is dying of cancer; a hotshot Hollywood producer; and a young couple on a road trip that's supposed to save their relationship. As the earth shifts, the store slips down the hill face, coming to rest under a mountain of mud. With his knowledge of structural engineering, can Brydon lead the survivors in a desperate race against the clock to escape being buried alive?
From master storyteller Gerald A. Browne comes the electrifying New York Times bestseller about a flawed gemstone with healing powers that drives people to the darkest edge of obsession, passion, greed, and murder Phillip Springer has been grading diamonds since he was eight years old. His eyes are as sharp as any magnifying glass, and he has used them to turn the family diamond business into a global concern. Besides their love of diamonds, the Springers have another interest: the occult, ESP, and the mystical power of gems. Phillip has never fully believed in such superstition, but a sudden death in his family forces him to contemplate things he thought impossible. Among Phillip's inheritance is Stone 588, a flawed diamond that the family was never able to sell but that his sister claims has the power to heal--and the power to save Phillip's dying son. But before the boy can be cured, the stone is stolen. To save his child, Phillip must recover the rock, and he will kill to get it back.
An investigator who recovers stolen insured jewelry steps into a web of international deceit and murder in New York Times-bestselling author Gerald A. Browne's spellbinding tale set in New York City's world-renowned Diamond District A woman steps out of a limousine on the Upper East Side, her jewels glittering brightly, and the doorman looks her over. A few phone calls later, the heist is planned. Thieves descend on the woman's home, planning to swipe the jewels and depart silently. Instead the robbery turns violent. Mitch Laughton doesn't intend to solve a murder case, but he will find the stolen jewels. A professional investigator of stolen gems, he is hired by the victims' insurance company to recover the $6 million haul. But in pursuing the missing swag, Mitch learns about a pair of emeralds worth far more--enough to turn thieves into killers. Now not only will he have to face down dangerous informants, he will have to tangle with a gang of murderous thugs and two very different but vicious mobsters.
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