Quickly, however, secretive houseguests,
frightening nocturnal visitors, and the elusive Dr. Moreland himself dim the
pleasures of deep blue water and white sand.
The cases Moreland chooses to share—a
patient driven to madness by a cruel, unspeakable act; a man who succumbed forty
years ago to radiation poisoning after a nuclear blast; a young woman, brutally
murdered, whose mutilated body was found on the beach just six months before—
seem unconnected. And yet Alex can't help wondering what the good doctor is
trying to tell him...and what Moreland's real reason for inviting him to Aruk
As Alex probes—with a little long-distance
help from his friend LAPD detective Milo Sturgis—he comes to believe the answer
lies hidden somewhere on Moreland's vast estate. Yet when he finally discovers
the truth, the revelation will be more shocking than he could have
imagined. And it will come too late to stem the tide of violence that threatens
guilty and innocent alike on the lovely lost island of Aruk.
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