The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds


We promise too often – perhaps because we rarely keep promises.
But the promise to the dying father is quite a different thing, even if you never were a perfect son while your father was alive.

But who could ever know that the promise to the father to take care of the stepsister would turn to a dangerous adventure for his only son Nikolai?
Nikolai’s life, devoid of any mystic events, changed in a twinkle of an eye. Characters of books read in youth – Cagliostro, Milady, and Marie Antoinette – rushed into his life requesting his assistance in getting back the diamonds stolen long ago.

Frightened and bewildered, Nikolai Krapivin seeks help of the clairvoyant Gloria. Gloria offers him and all the concerned persons play parts of people in the picture “The Cheat with the Ace of Diamonds” – dress as them, take the same poses and wait.

Sometimes waiting is the only and the most correct solution of all the problems…