The Diamond Smugglers by Ian Fleming

The Diamond Smugglers by Ian Fleming (Collier AS 554V – 1964)

A Real-Life Assignment Worthy Of An Ian Fleming Hero

Smuggled diamonds worth 30 million dollars yearly flowed from the mines in Africa to shadowy destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Moscow. International racketeers, their resourcefulness sharpened by the huge stakes, were able to outwit the regular police and so the Diamond Corporation decided on a bold step: to create a private intelligence army. The true story of how a master spy-chaser was brought to Africa to dry up the international illicit diamond pipelines at their source is told her by Ian Fleming with the talent for realism that has won him a reputation without parallel as a suspense writer.

Grave and memorial to Ian Fleming at Sevenhamp...

Grave and memorial to Ian Fleming at Sevenhampton, Wiltshire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

One of two non-fiction books by Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond. Illustrated with photos.

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Title: The Diamond Smugglers
Author: Ian Fleming
Imprint & Number: Collier AS 554V
Cover price: 95¢
Publication date: 1964
Cover artist: Bob Eichinger
ISBN: none

Gary Lovisi’s Antique Trader Collectible Paperback Price Guide has this edition valued between $10 and $60, depending on condition. It also identifies this edition as the first book publication… which it isn’t.

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