This has been laying about the house for years. I finally picked it up after finishing that last James Rollins junk read. It was a good read. Norbu explicitly tips his hat to H. Rider Haggard and Rudyard Kipling in the text. In the text, the former was much more true than the latter. And there was really almost none of Arthur Conan Doyle in this writing at all. This was the most disappointing thing of all--if you pretend to resurrect Holmes from Reichenbach falls you'd better set him to a mystery that depends on his powers! Norbu could have done this even if only as an episode in the middle of the story. But it was fun entertainment in the Haggard adventure tradition, as much worth reading as watching a movie.