REVIEW BY MICHELE GALOPIN - September 2020
"Globetrotting hotelier and author of three thrilling novels, Charles Barker strikes again with another, much awaited gripping adventure. His stories are so true to life, they seem autobiographical.
In pursuit of an international and determined evil businessman dealing in illegal sapphire mining in southern Madagascar, the reader is kept on edge, and is taken to various locations, from London to Madagascar, Russia to Thailand, and an exotic Indian Ocean island.
Breezy and gripping, well documented and written, 'The Sapphire Stratagem' is not to be missed."
Michèle Louise Galopin - Gemologist and Editor