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11 Harrowhouse

Harrowhouse The classic New York Times bestselling tale of suspense and intrigue that takes readers behind the scenes of the secretive billion dollar diamond business From a centuries old building on a narrow str

  • Title: 11 Harrowhouse
  • Author: Gerald A. Browne
  • ISBN: 9780330238762
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Paperback
  • The classic New York Times bestselling tale of suspense and intrigue that takes readers behind the scenes of the secretive billion dollar diamond business From a centuries old building on a narrow street in the heart of London, a firm known as the System, the world s most lucrative and least known cartel, maintains a stranglehold on the world s diamonds The company selecThe classic New York Times bestselling tale of suspense and intrigue that takes readers behind the scenes of the secretive billion dollar diamond business From a centuries old building on a narrow street in the heart of London, a firm known as the System, the world s most lucrative and least known cartel, maintains a stranglehold on the world s diamonds The company selects the stones a customer can buy and decides how much he must pay for the privilege One dealer is tired of the game, and so he sets out to destroy the System forever With the help of his mistress, Chesser sketches a plan to infiltrate the offices at 11 Harrowhouse and make off with every diamond the System owns But this billion dollar heist is not as simple as it seems, for the System is always watching.

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    1. This novel was first published in 1972 and was made into a film in 1974. Although not particularly dated, this is very much an old fashioned thriller, with exotic locations, a beautiful woman and diamonds at the heart of the story. Chesser is a small time diamond seller. Ten times a year he goes to London and visits The System at 11 Harrowhouse, which has a virtual monopoly on the diamonds sold throughout the world. During each trip, Chesser is given a small packet of diamonds, with no choice of [...]

    2. One of Browne's earliest and best thrillers about the cartel who controls diamonds around the world. Take the package they choose for you or forget it (and be out of business). One man, his woman, and a group defy the system by stealing from them. Will they succeed or not? Heart-stopping action and suspense.

    3. (I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.)From a centuries-old building on a narrow street in the heart of London, a firm known as the System, the world’s most lucrative and least-known cartel, maintains a stranglehold on the world’s diamonds. The company selects the stones a customer can buy and decides how much he must pay for the privilege. One dealer is tired of the game, and so he sets out to destroy the System forever.With the help of his mi [...]

    4. I think it is great when a publisher releases older titles for a newer audience. This one was originally published in 1972. Now, forty two years later it can be appreciated my a new generation of readers. Reading this story, it doesn't feel dated. The action and suspense carries just as well today as I'm sure it did when it was originally released. This reads like a combination of The Great Gatsby and The French Connection. Containing action, suspense, and a taste of high society this book has a [...]

    5. A mystery/suspense crime novel about the diamond industry and a plan to steal the inventory and crash prices. Loosely based on the workings of the De Beers Cartel. It's set in 1970 England however other than the absence of mobile phones/technology you can't really tell it takes place nearly have a century ago.I found it was quite slow to get moving and I wasn't particularly enthralled at all. However once the actual robbery took place and the getaway and double crossing started happening it pick [...]

    6. This is the 3rd book I've read by Gerald A Browne and I liked it almost as much as Green Ice. It is similar to the other two, simply because it is about getting the Jewels. A Diamond seller, gets doled out a packet of diamonds from time to time to sell and is disgruntled at the miniscule amounts given until he gets an order by a wealthy interested party. The plot thickens when our wealthy man takes a liking to his wife and sets them up to rob "The System" from all their diamonds. I now see they [...]

    7. This was not only a solid thriller but it taught me a lot about the diamond industry, such as the HUGE stockpile of diamonds kept by the industry off the market in a storage facility. (Which is the focus of the book, a scheme to steal these diamonds.) It really kept me going until the end, with some excellent plot twists and a surprise ending. Highly recommendable.

    8. Chesser is a small time diamond dealer and along with his love Maren take us thru a love story adventure that you must read. This story is so well put together that you will find yourself reading sentenses and paragraphs over and over because they are so lovely. And the double cross is too much to beleive. What a storyRMC

    9. REVIEW: 11 HARROWHOUSE by Gerald BrowneI surprised myself at how very much I enjoyed reading this book, from the very first page right through to the end. Usually I ignore books with romantic overtones---and the core of this is an obsessive, doomed, love affair--yet I found 11 HARROWHOUSE enormously engaging, a real thriller.

    10. The diamonds from the world's largest wholesaler are stolen. A story of thievery, deceit, murder, gluttony, infidelity, revolution, and treachery. The story ends badly for most of the characters. Dang British writers!

    11. A revisitI can't remember how long ago I first read this book but I knew, eventually I would come back. I waited for it to become a Kindle book. It was worth the wait. I like the author and his stories. Hope to read the rest of his books on Kindle. Thank you .

    12. A disgruntled diamond broker sees a risky opportunity to geteven with his supplier. Pretty good story but the ending stinks

    13. Good mystery. Wasn't expecting much when I took this book on for reviews from some of the other reviews that I had seen. And with saying that, I was pretty impressed with this book!

    14. I enjoyed this book immensely but was really annoyed by the ending. I don't like storylines that introduce new information at the end of a book. The book ends abruptly and awkwardly.

    15. A beautiful couple, very much in love and very much in over their heads in the biggest diamond heist ever conceived.

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