The story follows on from the first novel The Trade Commissioner which is based on some of the authors experiences during said period. This second novel Red Diamonds & Nazi Gold, of the trilogy contains elements from that period in additionMoreThe story follows on from the first novel The Trade Commissioner which is based on some of the authors experiences during said period. This second novel Red Diamonds & Nazi Gold, of the trilogy contains elements from that period in addition to experiences made during G Sson Millers cosmopolitan life.
In Red Diamonds & Nazi Gold, Erik Stark settles down in George Town, Cayman islands, with his wife Liz, a former diamond executive at De Beers, to embark on a daring joint venture in Siberian diamonds together with an English consortium- the company - Durum Limited - is to start its operations on October 1, 1970. A powerful adversary decides to stop them in their endeavor and has no hesitation to even commit murder to keep them out of the world diamond market. But what the antagonist doesnt know is that Erik Stark has a mighty partner in Giovanni Bertonini, the owner of the Italian corporation contracted for the worldwide marketing of the cut diamonds- but he is also Capo of one of the leading Camorra families in Napoli.
Will Erik Stark and Giovanni Bertonini prevail over their cunning adversary? Together with his French partner, Pierre Renard, he continues the implementation of their bold scheme of international high-tech sharing. The fearful memories they both have of the wartime - Pierre in an occupied country and Erik in a land surrounded and continuously intimidated by the Nazis - had brought them together in a common goal: to do whatever they could to help prevent a third world war.
They were convinced that only as long as there was a balance of terror between the superpowers, a new world cataclysm could be avoided. When Erik is offered one billion US dollars from German investment groups in Argentina, Chile and Paraguay for corporate raiding projects, he initially has qualms about the offer. He is convinced that this huge pile of money must be part of the Nazi treasure stolen from museums, castles and wealthy Jewish people in Europe. Wouldnt it be unethical to use Nazi Gold for his own Enrichment?
But if he didnt, he was sure someone else would.