The novel is a gem. Like most gems, the novel isn't free from inclusions or blemishes.
The novel illustrates the colorful blue sapphire trading life in Bangkok, Thailand surface-diffused and confused-with black humor and radioactive dialogues, along with a group of blemished gem dealers, lust-driven wives, gangsters and gospel gemologists. All are heavily included.
Julian Robov is a German-trained gemologist. He has lived in Asia, Africa and Europe by chance or choice during the past twenty years collecting ?untreated people? and blue sapphires. He now lives in Southeast Asia.