The Sun Is God by Adrian MckintyThe Sun Is God by Adrian Mckinty

The Sun Is God

byAdrian Mckinty

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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

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

Things come to a head during a late-night feast supposedlygiven as a send-off for the visitors before they return to Herbertshöhe. Priorfears the intent of the "celebration" is not to fete the visitors-but to makethem the latest murder victims.

Adrian McKinty is the author of eighteen novels, including the acclaimed Detective Sean Duffy novels. Rain Dogs is winner of the 2017 Edgar® Award – Best Paperback Original. Gun Street Girl was shortlisted for the Anthony, Ned Kelly, and Edgar® Awards. The Cold Cold Ground won the Spinetingler Award. I Hear the Sirens in the Street won...
Title:The Sun Is GodFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.64 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Blackstone PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1616140682

ISBN - 13:9781616140687

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“The writing resembles Joseph Conrad without the layers of hard-to-understand impressionistic writing or Graham Greene without the Catholic guilt…. Entertaining.”– BUFFALO NEWS“McKinty’s gift for storytelling is evident…his fascinating tale is rich in detail, and there’s a most unexpected hero.”– RT BOOK REVIEWS“That the story of the Cocoivores is true makes it all the more fascinating and an intriguing frame for this entertaining and unusual historical mystery.”– BOOKLIST Praise for the Detective Sean Duffy novels:   "The best crime novel that I've read in a long time…. [McKinty is] a great writer.” —NANCY PEARL   “An utterly brilliant novel with its own unique voice.” —STUART NEVILLE   “Pitch-perfect....Everything in this novel hits all the right notes. This is crime fiction at its best.” – BOOKLIST STARRED REVIEW  "I Hear the Sirens in the Street blew my bloody doors off!" -IAN RANKIN, author of the Inspector Rebus novels