dscriber writer promotes 'Flawless' book in Colorado tonight, tomorrow
On February 15, 2003, a group of thieves broke into an allegedly airtight vault in the international diamond capital of Antwerp, Belgium and made off with over $108 million dollars worth of diamonds and other valuables. They did so without tripping an alarm or injuring a single guard in the process.
Although the crime was perfect, the getaway was not. The police zeroed in on a band of professional thieves fronted by Leonardo Notarbartolo, a dapper Italian who had rented an office in the Diamond Center and clandestinely cased its vault for over two years. That's the plot of Flawless: The Largest Diamond Heist in History, which will be on display tonight in Denver and Boulder. The â€œwhoâ€ of the crime had been answered, but the â€œhowâ€ had remained largely a mystery. Enter Scott Andrew Selby, a Harvard Law grad and diamond expert, and Greg Campbell, author of Blood Diamonds, who undertook a global goose chase to uncover the true story behind the daring heist. Campbell, a dscriber contributor who lives in Colorado, will appear at the Tattered Cover bookstore in Denver tonight and Boulder tomorrow to promote the book that tracks the threads of the story throughout Europe's seedy cafÃ©s and sleek diamond offices.
For more info: www.flawlessbook.comFeb 16 (Tues) Denver 7:30pm
2526 East Colfax Avenue at Elizabeth Street
Denver, CO 80202
Feb 17 (Wed) Boulder 7:30pm
1107 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302