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Praise for Flawless

"With Flawless, Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell take the genre of true crime to a new level. Reading Flawless you realize that sometimes reality can be more fantastic than most action films." —Mario Spezi and Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling authors of The Monster of Florence

"The first ‘must-be-read-with-popcorn’ book ever. Selby and Campbell’s propulsive and cinematic narrative shimmers with truth, hubris and knowing details. I loved it." —Gregg Olsen, New York Times bestselling author of Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest

"Flawless is flawless. This is a one-hundred carat gem of a book. Flawless is an incredible, true, page-turning account of a half-billion dollar diamond robbery—the boldest, most daring diamond theft in the world." —J. North Conway, author of King of Heists: The Sensational Bank Robbery of 1878 That Shocked America

"That real life often outdoes fiction is no longer surprising, but when a true story is brilliantly told, it's a discovery worth shouting about. Flawless will leave you gasping as the authors gradually peel back the covers on one of the most audacious acts of high stakes mischief in the history of thievery." —Lee Gruenfeld, co-author of Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief: The Astonishing True Story of a High-Society Cat Burglar

"How could a group of thieves have slipped into a building designed as a diamond fortress and escaped with millions of loot in tow without anyone noticing? In Flawless, Selby and Campbell expertly dissect this audacious crime in a compellingly expansive investigation ranging from the intricacies of the diamond industry to the history of the mob in Italy. A story that could have been ripped from the pages of a movie script but which is rooted in fact, Flawless is a rare true crime story—a real diamond in the rough." —Julian Rubinstein, author of Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts

"The diamond business is full of secrets and here is an especially dazzling one. Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell have reconstructed a brilliant crime whose details might otherwise have disappeared into a black hole of denial. They take us into the minds of top-drawer jewel thieves who view every lock as a challenge, every cop as a fool and everyone else’s diamonds as their own birthright. Handle with discretion – you might be up all night reading." —Tom Zoellner, author of The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire

"Thoroughly researched and wonderfully written, Selby and Campbell tell the gripping story of the diamond heist of the century. Part whodunit, part mob tell-all, part diamond underworld reportage, Flawless is simply too good to miss." —Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft

"The gripping story of an incredible crime. This tale of old-fashioned criminal enterprise has been told with a level of research that immerses you in a fascinating journey into the hidden world of diamond trading." —Neil Forsyth, author of Other People's Money: The Rise and Fall of Britain's Boldest Credit Card Fraudster

"You could not invent a better crime story. From the very first step into that ransacked vault, Selby and Campbell have you." —Kevin Krajick, author of Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic

"A commendably researched reconstruction of one of history's most ambitious heists." —Jason Kersten, author of The Art of Making Money

"A thoroughly modern and riveting tale of the world's biggest diamond heist. With vivid storytelling and fascinating detail, Selby and Campbell piece together every step of mastermind Leonardo Notarbartolo's plan, and the investigation that left detectives dumbfounded. Full of intrigue and suspense, Flawless is a terrific read." —Gilbert King, author of The Execution of Willie Francis: Race, Murder, and the Search for Justice in the American South

"[T]heir account ... is masterly. The writers’ style has the reader literally on the edge of his or her seat; and like many criminals who possess iron discipline when a crime is in progress, they describe how the discipline evaporated once the prize had been gained and of how the gang left a rich picking of clues which brought about their downfall... read the book — you won’t be disappointed." —Dick Kirby, author of Villains


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