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Blood Diamonds (Ben Kamal and Danielle Barnea #5)

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The West African country of Sierra Leone has long been known as a diamond-rich area. With civil war ripping the heart out of the country, all aspects of life there are unstable. Worst of all, guerrilla rebels, in their lust for the resource-rich land, have sunk to depravity and terrorism to evict people from the country.

It's into this maelstrom of political and emotional t
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Hardcover, 384 pages
Published April 20th 2002 by Forge Books (first published 2002)
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Scott  Breslove
Jan 03, 2017 Scott Breslove rated it liked it
It wasn't too bad. It was a little hard to get into the characters, but that is possibly because I started the series in the middle? Pretty entertaining, but nothing that stood out.
Heather
Sep 13, 2010 Heather rated it liked it
I recently met a refugee from Sierra leone, so I was interested in reading this book. It is fiction and not at all what I expected. That sadi, if you like action packed thrillers, this is a decent one, along the lines of Robert Ludlum. It is not really about Sierra , but does give you little idea of what has gone on there. I think I will a different book to learn about Sierra leone. This book has some language, and of course violence.
Paula Howard
Apr 20, 2013 Paula Howard rated it really liked it
Blood Diamonds find Ben and Danielle fighting against a group that is purchasing Blood Diamonds with the intent to fund war against Israel and the U.S.

The weapon of choice is 'black death' which has the ability to kill large numbers of people quickly.

The books leaves us hanging as to what choices Ben and Danielle will make regarding each other and where to live.
Ed Schmidt
While Danielle is following a courier of blood diamonds from Sierra Leone to Israel, Ben is arresting a Russian delivering arms to Palestine. Soon it is learned that the cases are connected, leading Ben and Danielle all over the world chasing down leads. They discover a Black Death that a rebel leader in Sierra Leone is about to deliver to the USA. The race is on to stop it.
Karlene Elliott-mclean
Feb 04, 2013 Karlene Elliott-mclean rated it liked it
Shelves: suspense
A comprehensive knowledge of the diamond trade underground and the civil war knowledge in Sierre Leone was very detailed. A good book. In the end though I would have love to know what kind of illness the Dragon had.
Jody
Aug 27, 2016 Jody rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
Fast read....finished about three days ago. Constant action that keeps you guessing until the last page. Love this series by Mr. Land.
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Jon Land is the USA Today bestselling author of the 38 novels, including seven titles in the critically acclaimed Caitlin Strong series: Strong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling (winner of the 2014 International Book Award and 2013 USA Best Book Award for Mystery-Suspense) and Strong Darkness (winner of the 2014 USA Books Best Book Award and ...more
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