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The ninth entry in Elkins' Edgar Award-winning series digs up murder and treachery in Tahiti. Anthropologist/sleuth Gideon Oliver travels to Tahiti with FBI agent John Lau to exhume a body buried on a coffee plantation--only to be told when they arrive that there services are no longer needed. Sensing a secret too tantalizing to ignore, Gideon and John dig up the bones anyway. 304 pp. Print ads. Author publicity. 25,000 print.
Elkins has never gotten his due as a comic Patricia Cornwell. Maybe this tale, which beautifully balances tangy Tahitian backgrounds with a deft and brainy whodunit, will be the wake-up call.
Posted March 21, 2012
The book was entertaining and I did learn something from reading it. I think I may be tiring of Gideon's character, though. He and Julie need to have a medium or minor falling out. They're relationship is a little saccharin. I do enjoy the author's descriptions of the settings.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.