As Director of Intelligence in the Ministry of Information John Buchan was in the position to gain knowledge about the 1st World War and the investigations that took place. In Prester John David Craeford travels from Scotland to South Africa to seek his fortune. On his sea voyage he meets John Laputa a famous Zulu minister. David finds himself with the key to an uprising led by the minister who has taken the name Prester John. David finds lost treasure, lost civilizations, lions, tigers, friendships and betrayal. Here is a wonderful book for someone who loves a classic adventure set in exotic lands.