The Diamond Hunters


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Fortunes rise and fall in Wilbur's Smith's tale of warring siblings and illegal diamond trading, The Diamond Hunters. 'The jet was a solid eighteen-inch column, a pillar of brown mud and yellow gravel and sea water that beat against the steel plates of the hull with a hollow drumming roar. In the few seconds since the explosion the cyclone was already half-filled with a slimy shifting porridge that rushed from wall to wall with the movement of the ship. It was like some monstrous jellyfish which each second gathered weight ...

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Dec 18, 2008

Pure enjoyment

This is about the interactions of a dysfunctional family revolving around an estate involving diamonds. Two brothers vie for the treasure in an outstanding battle of grit and nerves. I learned much about diamonds while they were being retrieved. The story packs a punch at every turn and has a surprise ending.

This author is very descriptive in his writing and as a result his books are truly the very best reading available. If this is your first one read them in sequence for total enjoyment.

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