by John Buchan
Publisher: Thomas Nelson 1910
Number of pages: 376
Prester John, set more than a century ago in backwater South Africa, is the great grandfather of today's thrillers. Buchan gives his young hero plenty to do in sussing out and confronting a massive uprising by tribesmen who wish to slaughter all the white settlers for a hundred miles around.
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