A peculiar diamond sale pits Captain JosAc Da Silva against his cousin It is an ancient scam: Offer a wealthy American a massive diamond for a bargain price, have a jeweler confirm the stone is genuine, and swap it for a fake as soon as the money changes hands. At first, Captain JosAc Da Silva assumes Senator Hastings has been taken in by an ordinary conman, but the diamond is all too real. There is a more elaborate con in progress here, and only one man in Rio would be daring enough to execute it. He is Da Silvaas cousin Nestor, and he is a true genius of crime. According to Nestoras scheme, the senator was supposed to sail that afternoon on the Bolivar, along with three other targets of the plot. But Senator Hastings deviated from the plan and left the boat at the last minute, which means Da Silva still has a chance to set things rightaassuming heas quick enough to outwit his own flesh and blood.aIa#39;ll have to stay an extra day or two, after the funeral, to straighten out heraI mean, his affairs, sir, a he said with quiet dignity. aIa#39;m the last sonagrandson, I mean. ... aWell, all together, how long will you be away this time?a aIn all ... aAnd my regards to your grandfather, a the manager said sourly, and picked another cigar from the humidor, a sure indication that the interview, as far as he was concerned, wasanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Diamond Bubble|
|Author||:||Robert L. Fish|
|Publisher||:||Open Road Media - 2015-06-16|