335pp., illus., hardback d.w., London, 1972
"The discovery of diamonds in a remote region of the Cape, in the middle of the last century, attracted an extraordinary collection of adventures to South Africa. From all over the world men flocked to the diamond fields in the hopes of making a quick fortune. When diamond digging gave way to diamond mining, a struggle developed for complete control of the industry. This is the story of the men who, with varying motives, became involved in that struggle." Taken from the dustjacket.