Top critical review
on 18 May 2013
The subject of the book is most interesting however it is a pity that detail is poor in several places and it focuses too narrowly in a particular geographic area but the facts that are given give a good insight into the difficulties of trying to control such a trade in illicit precious stones from wherever they may be mined. A noble attempt that goes some way towards giving those people who are unaware of the trials and tribulations the local populace suffer to line the pockets of the warlords.
A sequel of a broader perspective would be invaluable, particularly as to how the legitimate companies trading such diamonds manage to escape punishment and to how the challenges of controlling the trade are developing