The Sun Is God

  • by Adrian McKinty
  • Narrated by Gerard Doyle
  • 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Colonial New Guinea, 1906: A small group of mostly German nudists lives 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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Customer Reviews

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Loads of potential, then things went to hell

I love Adrian McKinty. I liked the premise of the book. I enjoyed parts of it. But the ending? Are you kidding me? So lame and unbelievable you will wish you never started the book. Don't say I didn't warn you.
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- Denise Ryan

Who Really Wrote This?

A departure from McKinty's usual fine works, this novel seems an unlikely tale of drug-addled societal escapees who go from being brain dead to a mob of killers. Even the good guys are unlikable. The finale seems contrived to quickly end a miserable effort. The historical portrait of time and place is superficial. If this were the only work I'd read by this author, it would be my last.
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- D. Farnham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.