"King Solomon's Mines," which dates to the 1890s, was probably the basis for the Indiana Jones movies. It begins with a quest for the brother of Sir Henry Curtis -- who disappeared in Kukuanaland searching for King Solomon's mines. Curtis, Allan Quatermain, and Captain John Good nearly die of thirst in the desert, nearly freeze to death on the mountains, and nearly get killed in a massive civil war in Kukuanaland -- and finally make it to King Solomon's mine, where Gagool, the evil witch doctor seals them in. . . . Don't miss this book, or our heroes may never escape!