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2020

2020

Flawless: Inside the Largest Diamond Heist in History - Scott Andrew Selby, Greg Campbell Fair to middlin'. What I thought was going to be an exciting thriller, advertised as "the largest diamond heist in history", was rather flat both in the story and in the telling. The details of the planning and the heist itself were described as if our "school of Turin" was a crew of plumbers off to replace the fixtures in a customer's bathroom. And to have the apparently successful heist come undone within twenty-four hours because the masterminds were careless about their trash was disappointing. Even I know to be careful of my credit card receipts before they get tossed into the kitchen waste basket. Even the authors seemed a little bored by the mechanics of the operation. Interesting, to a point, but definitely not thrilling.