“ADAMAS is not a political story. It’s a romantic, suspenseful tale about the invincible spirit of humankind against all odds. But Alexandra York’s passion for freedom and free enterprise flows through this fast-paced novel as fervently as her hero meets battle after battle to win a rightful place in his chosen profession.”
John Anthony, CEO Sustainable Freedom Lab
“Dramatizing rampant corruption plaguing the United States and the rest of the world today, ADAMAS combines adventure, romance, suspense, history, courtroom drama, and political and business intrigue, with economic and political insights. Alexandra York's novel addresses contemporary issues through the lens of timeless values.”
S. T. Karnick, cultural analyst, book, magazine, and newspaper writer and editor; Director of Research, Heartland Institute
A double murder in New York City on New Year’s Eve sets in motion one young maverick diamond prospector’s determination to destroy the world-wide monopoly of the Consolidated Diamond Network’s stranglehold on the industry. Hiring a now-married former lover as his defense attorney, Randell “Rink” Garner fights for his life, his freedom, his revenge, and her love in this gripping drama of thrilling romantic-suspense that moves from The Amazon to South Africa to England to Canada and always within Manhattan’s singular world of intrigue and glamour that forever glitters as mesmerizing as the diamond itself.
". . . if these stones are tested upon an anvil, they resist blows to such an extent that an iron hammer may split in two and even the anvil itself may be displaced. Indeed, the hardness is indescribable. Adamas [diamond] derives its name from this property because, in its Greek meaning, it is an indomitable force. . . "
—Pliny the Elder