As in his other books, Mr. Innes builds his characters in three dimensions. His descriptions of weather and terrain build around the story naturally and create a feeling of "being there". The story is credible and interesting. I recommend this book.
I enjoy Hammond Innes's novels, and Ian Stuart narrates very well. It's a little difficult to hold onto the geography and the complicated skullduggery in this one, which is part mining adventure, part legal and business intrigue, part personal anguish, but the plot works and is exciting. Innes always brings in some formidable women, and this novel has three, including an elderly charmer.