Troubador Rough Cut

Released: 01/03/2012

ISBN: 9781780881973

Format: Paperback

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When a New York dealer in gemstones discovers a number of top quality synthetic diamonds in a batch he has bought, industry watchdog, the Federation of International Diamond Traders calls in Belizean, Carter Jefferson to trace their origin.

Carter, a synthetic diamond specialist who recently quit working or the FIDT to concentrate on writing but who still works for them on an ad hoc basis, is reluctant to take the case until he finds a reference in the file which takes him back 25 years to the time he was a geology student at Oxford University.

Old relationships are revived and family secrets emerge as an attractive English girl and a passionate young Frenchman are sucked into the web of deceit and death surrounding the illicit gems.

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This debut novel is a thriller with lots of twists and turns that will keep you reading and wondering how it will all work out. Gripping stuff, I read it in one sitting. Highly recommended.

by J D Worner

Bought this book as its a new author. To me too many of the well read authors become stale and stick to the same format/story lines.
This book is a good read and is raw around the edges. But has a good central character, who I sense could have a good shelf life. The whole story is well written and has plenty of twists and turns. It was very hard to put this book down. Looking forward to the next one already....
I wish Owen well. having met him in person, he deserves to be read by a wider market.

by iooi

I read Rough Cut this weekend, it spoilt my weekend.... I couldn't put the damn thing down!
I Really enjoyed it, and i'm looking forward to the next one!

by clattergate

Owen Cary Jones

Born in Belize in the Caribbean, Owen Carey Jones is a former banking professional who decided on a change of career at the age of 45 and studied for an MA in Screenwriting (Fiction) at the Northern Film School in Leeds in the UK.

On completion of his Masters degree in 2000, Owen established Carey Films Ltd and went on to become an award winning independent feature film maker whose most recent film was screened in cinemas across the whole of the UK before being taken on by film distributors in both the UK and the USA.

As well as being shown in cinemas, Owen Carey Jones’s films have been seen extensively on television in countries on four continents including China and the USA and in 2004, as a result of his work as a film writer, producer and director, he was elected to membership of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).

Rough Cut is the first novel by Owen Carey Jones but comes after more than ten years of writing the screenplays for his films during which he says, he has learned a lot about storytelling.

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