By Greg Campbell, Scott Andrew Selby
On February 15, 2003, a bunch of thieves broke into an allegedly hermetic vault within the foreign diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million cash worthy of diamonds and different valuables. They did so with no tripping an alarm or injuring a unmarried defend within the process.
Although the crime was once ideal, the getaway used to be no longer. The police zeroed in on a band thieves fronted via Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an place of work within the Diamond heart and clandestinely cased its vault for over years. The who” of the crime have been replied, however the how” remained mostly a mystery.
Enter Scott Andrew Selby, a Harvard legislation grad and diamond specialist, and Greg Campbell, writer of Blood Diamonds, who undertook a world goose chase to discover the genuine tale in the back of the bold heist. monitoring the threads of the tale all through Europefrom Belgium to Italy, in seedy cafés and glossy diamond officesthe authors looked after via an array of conflicting info, divergent critiques and incongruous theories to place jointly the puzzle of what truly occurred that Valentine’s Day weekend.
This real-life Ocean’s Elevena mix of diamond historical past, journalistic reportage, and riveting true-crime storyprovides an exciting in-depth examine detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century.