Fifty million dollars worth of rough diamonds were taken in an armored car heist in Gaborone, Botswana. Weeks later, millions of dollars of rough diamonds were stolen as they were being loaded onto a Swiss Air flight departing Brussels for Zurich. Then more than fifty million dollars worth of cut and finished diamonds were taken from a private diamond exhibit at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes.
Vincent Hawkes, a special investigator for Million Underwriting Limited, a Lloyds of London insurance syndicate that specializes in insuring diamond mining, processing, and wholesale distribution operations worldwide, encounters corrupt diamond merchants, dishonest armored car personnel, a car bombing, and murder. He takes on the task of finding and bringing to justice the person responsible for some of the largest international diamond heists in history.