They are called the Tears of Eve-flawless radiant colored dia-monds, the rarest in the world, sold only at private auction for upwards of a million dollars a carat. Men would kill for them, and have done so for centuries. Few of the most expert diamond cut-ters in the world have ever seen one. Yet in a secluded fresh water pool in Saudi Arabia, on a forbidden island in the Red Sea zealously guarded by Bedouin warriors, lie hundreds of them. Col. Sam Givens yearns to possess them, as does his friend John Petit called in from Thailand to help him. Yet so does the mysteri-ous Oxeye Cult of assassins leaving a trail of bodies with a long hatpin imbedded into each of their victim's left eye. But will ei-ther contingent manage to gather the diamonds and escape before Prince Sulayman, the warlord who claims the forbidden is-land as his own lands, take them for himself? Immerse yourself into a rare glimpse of the desert culture and customs of a rich and exotic land, where the tales of Arabian Knights and scimitar wielding warriors have never ceased. Upon the sands of Arabia, where the law of Islam reigns, Friday is the holy day, the day of worship and justice.
A transgressor may be caned in public to shame him for his misdeeds; a thief may lose a hand; and a murderer may lose his head. Upon the holy sands of the crucible of creation-justice comes on Friday.