The Czar’s Last Soldier by Jacques Evans
Approx. 59,260 words.
Published on October 5, 2009.
Before his position was overrun a marine buried a 42.5 carat stolen diamond on the island of Corregidor. At a rural post office, 32 years later, Sam Gibbons and Roscoe Barnes are removing the old post office boxes when a letter falls to the floor. The letter, dated 1942, details the theft from a czarist officer. Sam and Roscoe hunt for the diamond and are thrust into an international legal battle