Not a bad book. It is an adventure with the bwana-big-game-hunter-white-man's-burden types of Brits, shooting their way through Africa in search of a long-lost diamond mine said to have been originally mined by King Solomon from Old Testament fame. It was fun enough, but I got a bit tired of the racism, which I understand is a reflection of the times in which the book was written. It also seemed to me that the Brits weren't really all that bright in some ways, such as going on a 120-mile trek across the desert with only 5 pints of water each. WTF? Any marginally competent boy scout would know that won't work. I like a veneer of plausibility in my books. This was seriously lacking in some parts.