Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five

Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five

by Mr Gregory C. Randall

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ISBN-13: 9780965651066
Publisher: Windsor Hill Publishing
Publication date: 12/26/2014
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

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Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit I am not a big baseball fan. Basketball is the king sport where I live. But I fell in love with this book. I was a little leery when I started it not sure what to expect but didn't take me long to get completely hooked. This is the first book by this author I have read but it won't be the last. I highly recommend this book
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five is an international thriller written by Gregory C. Randall. While this is book 5 in the series, the author gives enough background for this novel to be read on its own. Sharon is independently wealthy now, thanks to the bequest of her friend and former client, Alain Dumont, but she's still intrigued by the story of Eddy Mendez, a baseball scout and close friend of Toribio Rodriquez. Mendez had been instrumental in Rodriquez' defection from Cuba, but his promise he made to the baseball player about getting his family out of Cuba had been impossible to fulfill. When Toro defected, his wife, mother and young son were secretly removed from their lodgings, and they became the unwilling guests at a coffee plantation owned by a corrupt Cuban official. It's been ten years now since the family was together, and Sharon agrees to help get them reunited. Gregory C. Randall's international thriller, Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five, is an exciting and fast-paced story that follows Sharon and her friend, ex-cop Kevin, as they embark on different projects which turn out to have threads in common. I enjoyed both Kevin's travels in England and his efforts to protect the diamond shipment and Sharon's Cuban adventure, but the real stars of this book for me were the baseball players. Randall's descriptions of Toro at bat are superb -- one really gets the feeling of being there in the stadium. The Iraq flashback sequences were also vivid and moving. Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five is recommended reading for thriller fans.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Christine Nguyen for Readers' Favorite Diamonds For Death: Sharon O'Mara Book Five is the continuation of the dynamic team of Lieutenant Sharon O'Mara and Kevin Bryan. O'Mara is now financially successful after a series of lucky breaks and decisions, but her life is still action packed with high profile, dangerous jobs. She is enlisted to help the great Cuban baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Toribio Rodriquez, get his mother, his wife, and son out of Cuba.  When he defected to the United States after being recruited by a popular Cuban baseball player, Eduardo Mendez, his family were taken away and hidden for nearly a decade. Bryan, in turn, has been offered a job in London in a case involving millions of dollars of jewelry. In a weird twist of fate, both their cases are intertwined with Marta De La Vega, who works with the Cuban baseball teams to help stop Cubans from escaping their team. De La Vega is involved in the high stacks trafficking of Cuban tobacco, the movement of arms, and diamonds. With the help of some past allies and buddies, O'Mara sets off to Cuba to free Rodriguez's family from De La Vega's work camp. Author Gregory C. Randall writes his O'Mara series with a lot of rapport and camaraderie between the protagonist/heroine Sharon O'Mara and her partner in crime, Kevin Bryan - along with past friends Bobby Gillis and others. This is an action packed series that has an unlikely heroine with a military past with two tours in the Middle East to lead the action. This series is very entertaining, combining baseball with intrigue and suspense. I recommend this series to both men and women!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite Best friends Kevin and Sharon landed lucrative gigs that would see them cross several borders to fulfil their clients' needs. Sharon was contracted to retrieve the family of a Cuban baseball player who had escaped the watchful eyes of his handlers 10 years ago and defected to America, leaving behind his mother, wife and son. In an attempt to force him to go back to Cuba, the government had taken his family hostage, and they were now living on an isolated farm under tight security. Kevin, on the other hand, was hired by an insurance company to fly to London and review security protocols and give advice on how to close any gaps in anticipation of a large shipment of diamonds from South Africa that was susceptible to a heist. As the two friends set off in opposite directions to embark on their respective assignments, little did they know that they were going against a common enemy. Diamonds for Death by Gregory C. Randall is a fiction tale set against the background of post revolution Cuba and how Fidel Castro's efforts to keep resources and talent at home frustrated some of his people and were at times undermined by his own people, with some of them using their government positions for their own gain. The story had an exciting plot that entwines two stories from different parts of the world and blends them into one captivating novel. It was simply amazing how Gregory C. Randall linked the two assignments, highlighting each part without taking the shine away from the other. Diamonds for Death is truly a page-turner that will take you on an amazing ride across several borders.