Hope is a good writer but at times too in love with his own voice. Worth reading if one has the patience, but this would have been a better book at two-thirds the length.
No actual hero, and an admirable but less than satisfactory heroine.
Pretty enjoyable tale of politics and people in a fictitious British colony. Sadly, Hope chooses a tragic ending for the hero.
Decently-written story though lacking in great excitement and far too lengthy with numerous secondary plots.
Jolly little mystery that reads swiftly. Could use a bit more blood and thunder, I suppose.