Date: July 15, 2010
Title: Black Diamond
Author: Ja’Nese Dixon
ISBN 13: 978-09740762-1-8
Publisher: Nia Publishing
Reviewer: Yolanda M. Johnson- Bryant
Rating: 4 Stars
Black Diamond is the debut novel from author Ja’Nese Dixon. Mrs. Dixon did a great job with her first novel. Black Diamond combines ultimate sins and twists them into a hot steamy, love story.
Camille Carmichael, aka Camille Blackwell is an agent for the FBI working undercover at International Jewelry Distribution Company. Her assignment is to find out if the company is using the business as a front to move illegal black diamonds.
Over a span of two years, Camille works her way through the company, clearing several promotions and building lasting friendships with her colleagues. She thinks she is on track to secure the necessary proof the agency needs to shut down the company’s operation, but when dead bodies start turning up she soon discovers that things are not as they seem.
Marc Fulton is asked by an old friend from the agency to assist Camille in her investigation of IJDC and sparks begin to fly. Being the devoted agents they are, the two vow not to get personal and just do their jobs. These two find it hard to deny the passion that steams between them and with their doubts about each other, they soon find out who can be trusted and who cannot.
Talib Kamwi is in the United States on business. He wants his money and he will do whatever it takes to get it back. He tries to blend in at IJDC to find out who knows what in hopes they will lead him to what he came for. Unfortunately, his stay in the states would be longer than he had expected.
In Black Diamond, author Ja’Nese Dixon intertwines a web of love, deception, and money, expertly developing realistic characters that her readers can visualize with ease. Black Diamond starts with action that will draw you into the story from the prologue until the last sentence of this shiesty story of cat and mouse.
I cannot wait to read more from this author and I especially anticipate her follow up novel to Black Diamond.