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What the critics have said about A Cleft of Diamonds:

1. Kim Gaona, Kim’s Reviews,

You’ll be captivated by the adventures and suspense Tony Matthews has created in A Cleft of Diamonds. This story is a must for all adventure lovers. You’ll be fascinated as you turn each page.

2. Naomi Wieland, Warwick Daily News.

His story of love, rectless courage, fear, brutality and triumph has …literary critics comparing Dr Matthews with renowned author Wilbur Smith.


A Cleft of Diamonds

Tony Matthews


Copyright Tony Matthews, 2013

Published at Smashwords


First Edition (print) published by Seaview Press, 1996


Cover photograph courtesy of Shutterstock, Inc.

Map and cover graphics by Lensie Matthews


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Table of Contents

Part One

Chapter 1 — The Empire Mary

Chapter 2 — The Wreckage of Norwood

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