Review: The Diamond Seekers by Jack Everett and David Coles
The writing team of Jack Everett and David Coles handle the explosive story of The Diamond Seekers with aplomb, moving through numerous developments and crafting imaginative characters with ease. The story’s layers of unpredictable drama beguile its reader as the hunt for the diamonds evolves to span England, Austria, Italy, and even Russia. Along the way every culture is uniquely captured through its characters, from the determined and resourceful Englishman Phillip to his Austrian ally Rudi, and most notably in the Italian mafia lord, Alberto Lorente. Bordering on the obsessed, Alberto models his life and work after his famed ancestor, Niccolo Machiavelli. The darkness surrounding his character leaps off the page and lends one of many fascinating threads to the masterfully detailed story Coles and Everett have created.
While a majority of the novel’s plot lends itself to the thriller genre with its taught mystery, romance also plays a part in the story through the burgeoning relationship between Phillip and Astrid. The theme of family also sees a tribute through Phillip’s connection with his son, Carl. Each unique story and their subsequent emotional journeys are all illustrated with color and charm throughout the novel. The many elements in The Diamond Seekers come together effortlessly to create a novel of terrific suspense and richness. The mystery in the book was what grabbed me the most; the way Coles and Everett applied contemporary styling to classic suspense gives the book a truly unique place in the world of mysteries. Its tone felt at once as timeless as an Ian Fleming novel while the setting maintained a fast-paced and contemporary energy. As a result, The Diamond Seekers is a book that will captivate its reader with page-turning suspense, entertain them with its cast of lively characters, and leave them satisfied with a thoroughly engrossing story.
Title: The Diamond Seekers Author: Jack Everett and David Coles Genre: mystery, suspense, romance Publisher: Barking Rain Press Release date: August 29, 2012 Source: Jack Everett (C/O) Buy the book: Amazon | Kindle | Barnes & Noble Connect with the author: Joint Website | Jack's website | David's website | Jack's Twitter | David's Goodreads