The Diamond Hunters, written by Wilbur Smith, is a story which revolves around mining in the beach and offshore for diamond deposits. It also unfolds the bitter rivalry and animosity that exist between two brothers who are involved in the profession of mining. The book explains detailed and accurate methods for diamond mining that are usually unknown to many and hence, is an informative piece of reference for the readers.
The plots of the author's novels are generally set in the background of tough environments and unforgiving situations and this one is no exception. The characters in his books too are often rough and hard-edged to match the unforgiving environments. The characters, though revengeful and nasty, are not complex and thus, easy to analyse. The author describes people with such personality traits accurately in his book. Wilbur's talent in twisting the plot along with the presence of engaging characters help you keep engaged.
In this book, the author builds up the storyline by looking into how Johnny Lance, one of the central characters, finds the reality about his childhood against the backdrop of the rivalry with his foster brother, Benedict Van der Byl. The book features the author's vivid descriptions of the exotic locations in Africa.