Scott Andrew Selby is a graduate of UC Berkeley, Harvard Law School, and Sweden's Lund University, where he wrote his master's thesis on diamonds. Greg Campbell is an award-winning journalist and the author of Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones and The Road to Kosovo: A Balkan Diary.
Praise for FLAWLESS: "Fans of caper books and movies will be in
seventh heaven here. ...A must-read for true-crime fans."
--"Booklist" (Starred Review)
..".a riveting narrative..." --"Boston Globe
" ..".a fascinating chronicle...Like a finely cut gem, this well-polished, multifaceted book sparkles." --"Publishers Weekly" "Fans of true crime (especially those who appreciate less violence and no gore) and of crime caper movies will especially enjoy this fun romp." --"Library Journal"
"Exciting, well-crafted tale...Selby and Campbell ("Blood Diamonds: Tracing The Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones," 2002, etc.) provide an engrossing nonfiction thriller...an effective, well-researched collaboration, in which the classic heist story illustrates the seamy underbelly and criminal lure behind the bright facade of the diamond industry. Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like "Blood Diamond," cinema-ready." -- "Kirkus Reviews" "Part whodunit, part mob tell-all, a
"Exciting, well-crafted tale...Selby and Campbell ("Blood Diamonds: Tracing The Deadly Path of the World's Most Precious Stones," 2002, etc.) provide an engrossing nonfiction thriller...an effective, well-researched collaboration, in which the classic heist story illustrates the seamy underbelly and criminal lure behind the bright facade of the diamond industry. Sure to appeal to armchair rogues and, like "Blood Diamond," cinema-ready." -- "Kirkus Reviews" Part whodunit, part mob tell-all, part diamond underworld reportage, "Flawless" is simply too good to miss. Ulrich Boser, author of "The Gardner Heist" With "Flawless," Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell take the genre of true crime to a new level. Reading it," " you realize that sometimes reality can be more fantastic than most action films. Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi, "New York Times "bestselling authors of "The Monster of Florence" The first must-be-read-with-popcorn book ever. Selby and Campbell s propulsive and cinematic narrative shimmers with truth, hubris and knowing details. I loved it. Gregg Olsen, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Starvation"" Heights" That real life often outdoes fiction is no longer surprising, but when a true story is brilliantly told, it's a discovery worth shouting about. "Flawless" will leave you gasping as the authors gradually peel back the covers on one of the most audacious acts of high stakes mischief in the history of thievery. Lee Gruenfeld, co-author of "Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief" In "Flawless," Selby and Campbell expertly dissect this audacious crime in a compellingly expansive investigation ranging from the intricacies of the diamond industry to the history of the mob in Italy. A story that could have been ripped from the pages of a movie script but which is rooted in fact, "Flawless" is a rare true crime story a real diamond in the rough. Julian Rubinstein, author of "Ballad of the Whiskey Robber" [D]azzling. Scott Andrew Selby and Greg Campbell take us into the minds of top-drawer jewel thieves who view every lock as a challenge, every cop as a fool and everyone else s diamonds as their own birthright. Handle with discretion you might be up all night reading. Tom Zoellner, author of "The Heartless Stone "and "Uranium" "Flawless" is flawless. This is a one-hundred carat gem of a book. "Flawless" is an incredible, true, page-turning account of a half-billion dollar diamond robbery the boldest, most daring diamond theft in the world. J. North Conway, author of "King of Heists" The gripping story of an incredible crime. This tale of old-fashioned criminal enterprise has been told with a level of research that immerses you in a fascinating journey into the hidden world of diamond trading. Neil Forsyth, author of "Other People's Money" You could not invent a better crime story. From the very first step into that ransacked vault, Selby and Campbell have you. Kevin Krajick, author of "Barren Lands" A thoroughly modern and riveting tale of the world's biggest diamond heist. With vivid storytelling and fascinating detail, Selby and Campbell piece together every step of mastermind Leonardo Notarbartolo's plan, and the investigation that left detectives dumbfounded. Full of intrigue and suspense, "Flawless" is a terrific read. Gilbert King, author of "The Execution of Willie Francis""