The Diamond Hunters

The Diamond Hunters

Wilbur A. Smith


The Van Der Byl Diamond corporation, willed by way of its founder to his son Benedict, daughter Tracey and estranged foster-child Johnny Lance, seems to be a bequest no longer of affection, yet of hatred. For it's couched in such phrases as to provide Benedict an software of destruction of his bitterest rival. 'Destroy Johnny' was once the previous man's implacable message to his son, and, obsessively jealous of his foster-brother, Benedict units out in ruthless pursuit of this goal.

In a determined bid to aid Johnny, Tracey acquires for him the concession within the diamond-rich seabed around the coral islands of Thunderbolt and Suicide off the savage South West African coast, and Johnny throws all his assets into the development of a vessel that would recuperate the stones from the sea flooring and service his fortune eventually. yet Benedict, already all in favour of unlawful diamond-dealing as a sideline, seizes this opportunity to assault his rival and, with a community of accomplices and a few inventive digital tampering, plots to siphon off the diamonds. Johnny won't simply be ruined via his liabilities, he'll even be a giggling stock.

However, Benedict's obsessive jealousy is his undoing. He can't withstand stripping his rival of his attractive yet bitchy spouse Ruby to boot, and whilst he then discards her, she takes her revenge, precipitating a climax of homicide and destruction that consumes Benedict at last.

Narrated with Wilbur Smith's impossible to resist riding thrust, this can be a story of brotherly hatred, redeemed purely through the deepening love among Johnny and Tracey. it really is set in London, Cape city, at the thunderous seas round the ocean diamond fields and leads to a last war of words among Johnny and Benedict within the blistering hyena-infested desolate tract.

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