Dan arrives at a book collector’s office and exchanges sign and countersign. Dan picks up his tape and is briefed on Henrik Durvard, who has seized power in Lombwanda. He has taken a $30 million diamond from the tribesmen who found it and plans to take over independent tribal areas in his country. The IMF must recover the diamond...Read the full recap
This episode, an example of Woodfield's interest in confidence games, is basically the story of Count Victor Lustig's money machine, more generally known as the "money box" or "salting the mine." Like many confidence games, it exploits the mark's greed.