The story gets off to a rather slow start but rapidly picks up into an exciting and fascinating adventure.
If you are interested in learning about Namibia, as I was, this is a great way to do it. Wilbur Smith has researched the subject in detail and provides insight into both the terrain and the life of the san people. Subsequent reading attests to the accuracy of his depictions.
If all you want is a good story, this book provides it in spades. It is fast moving with unexpected twists. I couldn't bear to put it down. A splendid book.