In 1930s Southern Rhodesia gold is found on a farm but the all powerful British South Africa Company holds the mineral rights and its intervention could mean ruin for the discoverers.
The farmer and his business partner, Daniel Walker, decide to conceal the find and smuggle the gold to South Africa.
The initial effort is successful but the district’s senior police officer is determined to prevent smuggling to the extent that it becomes an all-consuming obsession.
Can they thwart the policeman, or will the conflict end in death and disaster for all? The story has all the elements of a first class thriller with suspense maintained at a nerve stretching level right to the last page.