The Tangled Web

Retaking the Nazi Diamonds

by A. L. Provost



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 13/09/2007

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781425774530
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 300
ISBN : 9781425774578

About the Book

In Germany in the early 1930s the Nazis began rounding up Jews and other undesirables for deportation to concentration camps. The most expensive diamonds were confiscated from these prisoners and shipped to a large collection center south of Berlin.

Thirty-six Jewish concentration camp jewelers are assigned the task of appraising these gemstones, that would be used as collateral for Hitler’s prosecution of the war.

A Yank, a Brit and a band of German patriots devise an audacious scheme to retake the greatest concentration of diamonds in the world. The plan’s success is threatened, however, when the group’s leader suspects a traitor in their midst, turning the mission into a tangled web of intrigue and betrayal.

About the Author

The author, an attorney and optometrist, resides outside Atlanta with his wife Evelyn, an attorney, their four talented children having gone on to careers in Optometry, real estate and teaching. In May 1961 the author received an undergraduate degree in Physics-Mathematics from Berry College, and in July of that year enlisted in the U. S. Army. He served two tours of duty in South Korea, the last with U. S. Army Intelligence as a Korean linguist and prisoner interrogator. In 1972 Dr. Provost was awarded the degree of Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston, and in 1980 earned a Juris Doctor degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Law. Dr. Provost is the author of the best-selling memoir, Reflections in an Orphan’s Eye, The Puppeteer, a mystery novel of the wartime South, and thirteen other mystery novels.