This real-life "Ocean's Eleven" provides a thrilling in-depth study detailing the better-than-fiction heist of the century. It is a combination of diamond history, journalistic reportage and riveting true-crime story. The authors uncover how a group of thieves stole over $108 million dollars worth of diamonds! On February 15, 2003, a group of thieves broke into an allegedly airtight vault in the international diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million dollars worth of diamonds and other valuables. They did so without tripping an alarm or injuring a single guard in the process. Although the crime was perfect, the getaway was not. The police zeroed in on a band of professional thieves fronted by Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an office in the Diamond Center and clandestinely cased its vault for over two years. The 'who' of the crime had been answered, but the 'how' remained largely a mystery. Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell undertook a global goose chase to uncover the true story behind the daring heist!
Scott Andrew Selby is a diamond expert and is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Greg Campbell is an award-winning journalist and the author of Blood Diamonds and The Road to Kosovo. His work has appeared in the Economist and the Wall Street Journal Magazine, among others.