By Donald E. Westlake
Dortmunder attracts overseas realization whilst he steals the inaccurate ring The Byzantine fireplace is way greater than a ninety-carat ruby. As a stone it's worthy over 1000000 funds, a price tremendously elevated by means of its 24-karat gold band—but its heritage makes it worthy. a hoop that has been fought for with sword and pen, and handed from kingdom to state via all demeanour of robbery and trickery, it ultimately made its approach to the us. the U.S. has agreed to come it to Turkey, yet it's approximately to be stolen two times extra. A gang of Greeks armed with Sten weapons burst into the protection room at JFK Airport and get away with the invaluable stone, which they deposit within the secure at a small jeweler's store in Queens. a couple of hours later, unfortunate thief John Dortmunder, waiting for a regimen theft, steals it back. a lot blood has been shed for this little ruby, and Dortmunder's should be subsequent.