'The Colonel' was rumoured to have masterminded the most successful robberies of the past decade. Now he's back playing his old game.
The immensely wealthy owner of a successful racing yard, Edward de Jersey, has set high hopes on a Derby win from his magnificent colt, Royal Flush. But de Jersey's luck runs out when his adviser invests his fortune in a fledgling Internet company that crashes, leaving him with mounting debts.
Afraid he will loose everything, de Jersey resurrects his criminal past and attempts to pull off the most audacious heist in history - the target, the Koh-i-noor diamond, Mountain of Light. Weighing over a hundred carats, the jewel has an estimated value of more than a billion pounds…
**Lynda La Plante's Widows is now a major motion picture**
Lynda La Plante's many novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers. She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York. Visit her website at LaplanteBooks.com.
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