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296 Pages
Publication date: August 2022
Imprint: Benevento
Patrick Burow

The Diamond Coup

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Jewel Theft in the Green Vault

The legendary Green Vault in Dresden has been hit by thieves. Unjustly under suspicion: art detective Adrian Falke, who is doing everything in his power to recover the stolen diamonds and apprehend the real thieves.

The coup only lasted five minutes. A few blows with the axe were enough, the security glass shattered, and the precious jewels disappeared. Professor and art detective Adrian Falke falls under suspicion after he took a conspicuous interest in the security measures just the day before. But Falke is innocent. Together with the director of the Green Vault, he sets out to find the legendary diamonds. Hot on the heels of the real thieves, a breathless chase begins that takes them from Hamburg to Paris to Antwerp and London.

A fast-paced True Crime adventure set between the elite art scene and the clan environment—inspired by one of the most spectacular jewel heists in the history of Germany.

»Patrick Burow, a criminal judge at the district court in Dessau-Roßlau (Saxony-Anhalt) skillfully blends fiction and true crime.«

»A breathtaking chase around the world: set in Hamburg, Paris, Dubai, Antwerp and London. A fast-paced true crime adventure based on real events.«

»The result is a combination of true crime and fiction that also takes a critical look at security measures and police work.«

»Inspired by one of the most spectacular heists in German history.«
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Patrick Burow

Patrick Burow is an author and jurist. As a criminal judge, he knows the subject matter of his thrillers from personal experience. He has published several books of legal comedy. His book Jurafakten became a Spiegel bestseller. He lives and works in Dessau.