Ten-year-old Jon Chakovian kept a minutely detailed notebook titled ""My Father's Betrayal"" after his con-artist parent disappeared with Venus Corporation Funds and a million dollars worth of diamonds. Jon, victimized by loyalty and grown-up promises, refuses to reveal his secret, even to the police until he is a man and ready to resolve the mystery. But his notes are as incomplete as his memory. Was his father really dead? Which friend was a traitor? Taut, intricate and absorbing mystery/suspense.