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Colonial New Guinea, 1906. A small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members, Max Lutzow, has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertshöhe raises suspicions about foul play.

Retired British military police officer Will Prior is recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death. At first, the eccentric group seems friendly and willing to cooperate with the investigation. They all insist that Lutzow died of malaria. Despite lack of evidence for a murder, Prior is convinced the group is hiding something.

Things come to a head during a late-night feast supposedly given as a send-off for the visitors before they return to Herbertshöhe. Prior fears the intent of the "celebration" is not to fete the visitors—but to make them the latest murder victims.

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Adrian McKinty. (2014). The Sun Is God. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

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Adrian McKinty. 2014. The Sun Is God. Blackstone Publishing.

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Adrian McKinty. The Sun Is God. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2014.

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        ABOUT THE SEAN DUFFY SERIES

        Inspector Sean Duffy is a detective in the Royal Ulster Constabulary trying to solve ordinary homicides during the darkest days of the Troubles in 1980s Belfast. Daily bombings, riots, rocket attacks and a low level civil war are all in a days work for Duffy and his crew. As a Catholic, Duffy is considered to be a traitor by his coreligionists and the IRA has put a bounty on his head. His bosses view him with suspicion and they don't like the fact that he's a smart arsed, dope-smoking, coke taking, lippy hard-case who will stop at nothing to see justice done on the toughest beat in the world.

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Colonial New Guinea, 1906. A small group of mostly German nudists live an extreme back-to-nature existence on the remote island of Kabakon. Eating only coconuts and bananas, they purport to worship the sun. One of their members, Max Lutzow, has recently died, allegedly from malaria. But an autopsy on his body in the nearby capital of Herbertshöhe raises suspicions about foul play.

Retired British military police officer Will Prior is recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death. At first, the eccentric group seems friendly and willing to cooperate with the investigation. They all insist that Lutzow died of malaria. Despite lack of evidence for a murder, Prior is convinced the group is hiding something.

Things come to a head during a late-night feast supposedly given as a send-off for the visitors before they return to Herbertshöhe. Prior fears the intent of the "celebration" is not to fete the visitors—but to make them the latest murder victims.

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      • content: In McGinty's new story, Will Prior, Yorkshireman and former British military police officer, finds himself investigating a murder in a utopian nudist colony on a tropical island in 1906 New Guinea. The characters and setting are phantasmagorical. Prior is one of McKinty's compelling, conflicted heroes: a sane man in an insane world. Gerard Doyle, whose narration of McKinty's magnificent Troubles Trilogy set the standard for Irish audiobook mysteries, does a good job with the German, Melanesian, and English people who populate McKinty's departure from Ireland. Doyle's performance is always clear and well paced. Sometimes his Irish intonation and McKinty's talkative Irish style conflict with Prior's laconic Yorkshire persona, but it's all a good ride in a memorable location. F.C. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine
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        Based on an actual 1906 incident on New Guinea’s isolated Kabakon Island, this desultory mystery provides a striking contrast to McKinty’s previous book, the taut In the Morning I’ll Be Gone. The small German cult known as the Cocovores live naked on Kabakon, where they worship the sun and eat mostly coconuts, a regimen they believe confers immortality. When a member dies and an autopsy is performed on the mainland, murder is indicated. The region’s German government sends former British military police officer Will Prior, still healing from the traumatic carnage he witnessed in the Boer War, to the island. Insect bites, the group’s bizarre drug-laced diet, and their insistence that the death was natural, slow his inquiry. By the time he guesses the truth, his collapsing health and the Cocovores’ efforts to protect themselves jeopardize his ability to report it. Despite the fascinating historical details, the novel never makes its most enigmatic characters more than merely curious. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services.

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Retired British military police officer Will Prior is recruited to investigate the circumstances of Lutzow's death. At first, the eccentric group seems friendly and willing to cooperate with the investigation. They all insist that Lutzow died of malaria. Despite lack of evidence for a murder, Prior is convinced the group is hiding something.

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