By Donald E. Westlake
Dortmunder attracts overseas consciousness whilst he steals the inaccurate ring The Byzantine hearth is way greater than a ninety-carat ruby. As a stone it's worthy over 1000000 funds, a cost tremendously elevated via its 24-karat gold band—but its heritage makes it helpful. a hoop that has been fought for with sword and pen, and handed from kingdom to kingdom by way of all demeanour of robbery and trickery, it eventually made its option to the us. the U.S. has agreed to come back 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 break out with the worthwhile stone, which they deposit within the secure at a small jeweler's store in Queens. a couple of hours later, unfortunate thief John Dortmunder, awaiting a regimen theft, steals it back. a lot blood has been shed for this little ruby, and Dortmunder's should be subsequent.