The million carat network…

That was the name given by the men of the International Diamond Security Organisation to a fantastic smuggling racket which spirited away ten million pounds’ worth of diamonds from Africa every year. That was the challenge which faced ex-M.I.5 Chief, Sir Percy Sillitoe and his anti-smuggling squad.

Master thriller-writer Ian Fleming tells the true story of the fight against the web of intrigue which covered two continents – and it is as exciting and gripping as any work of fiction.

One day in April 1957 I had just answered a letter from an expert in unarmed combat writing from a cover address in Mexico City, and I was thanking a fan in Chile, when my telephone rang…

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