"A rare gem, punning aside. The Russian Pink will enthrall fans for Jack Reacher and Jason Bourne, and leave them hoping for more Alex Turner."
– Booklist, STARRED REVIEW
"A diamond is no one’s best friend in this fast-paced debut novel filled with greed, violence, and politics. Hart writes with skill, wit, and evident knowledge about the diamond industry—who knew there were such things as diamond pipes? The Russian Pink is top-quality storytelling."
– Kirkus Review, STARRED REVIEW
"The Russian Pink is a deft, fast-paced thriller that shines its light on a fascinating and dangerous world few of us know about: diamonds and how they get from dinosaur days to glistening around beautiful necks and promised fingers. MatthewHart creates a saga that hurtles through mind-snapping twists at breakneck speed, with killers, con men, cops, and billionaires, all seeking to control a giant, ultra-rare pink diamond. If you want to know the real story that such treasures tell, this is the novel for you."
– James Grady, New York Times bestselling author of Six Days of the Condor
“Intriguing, with an original premise and assured prose.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Already an authority on the ways blood diamonds are formed, bought, and sold, Matthew Hart’s expertise shines in his first thriller, featuring a rose-colored heavyweight that lies around the neck of the presumptive First Lady. An exhilarating read, The Russian Pink has more facets than even the world’s biggest diamond.”—
– Mitch Silver, author of the recent thriller, The Apollo Deception and The Bookworm
"Hart writes passionately about diamonds and the people who chase them, but he also has a strong handle on the personal dynamics and obsessions that drive this mysterious world."
– Dwyer Murphy, CrimeReads