Dottie Mayhew, a dealer friend of Lovejoy's, is shaken when her former fiancé Marek returns to Britain after disappearing in action during the war fifty years earlier. Marek fought with the British as an aviator and has been presumed dead. The fall of Communism has allowed him to become reunited with her and to reclaim a cache of diamonds buried five decades earlier in a deserted church. When Lovejoy discovers his critically injured body and a single rose-cut Sebenteenth Century diamond, he is knocked unconscious by an anonymous assailant. The diamonds are among 6000 stolen from a priceless religious object stolen during the war in Prague, so he and Eric journey to the Czech capitol. When Lovejoy tries to question Marek's old friend Axel, he is murdered by the dark forces working to obtain the gems. Written by
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[In a cautionary tone
Don't let a whiff of buried treasure and a pretty ankle turn your heads.
References The Phantom of the Opera
Good King Wenceslas
Words by John M. Neale
(as John Mason Neale)
Music by Piae Cantiones See more