Detective Sgt. Steyn expected to be commended by his superior after the speedy
arrest of one of the thieves, the death of the other apparently from an accidentally
self-inflicted gunshot wound, and the recovery of the stolen emeralds. Then he
discovered that the one really valuable emerald was missing.
The involvement of Peter Randell in the tracking down of the real villain and
freeing an innocent young woman from captivity provides romance and, an opportunity
to view the African countryside thro.ugh the eyes of a naturalist.
In spite of three deaths, a light readable "who done it" with an African setting,