February 7, 2012
February 7, 2012
Once again, Ben Kella has his hands full. A sergeant in the Solomon Islands Police Force, as well as an aofia, a hereditary spiritual peacekeeper of the Lau people, he's called to investigate acts of sabotage that threaten the local operations of a powerful international logging company.
Meanwhile, Sister Conchita, a young nun with a flair for detection, has been forced to assume command of a run-down mission in the lush Western District of the Solomon Islands. When an American tourist is murdered in the mission church, she and Kella join forces to uncover the links between these goings-on and a sudden upsurge of interest in John F. Kennedy, who was once a wartime U.S. naval officer in the area but now, in 1960, thousands of miles away, about to become the thirty-fifth American President. Set in one of the most beautiful areas of the South Pacific, One Blood is the second entry in an exciting new series.
Graham Kent selects an unusually rich setting and historical moment for his mystery series, and in this second installment (after DEVIL-DEVIL) he once again integrates the time and place inextricably with the plot and action, making ONE BLOOD an intelligent and well-conceived novel. It's the 1960s, and life on the Solomon Islands in the South-Western Pacific continues to bear the scars of colonialism. The central characters--Spirited American nun Sister Conchita works and pragmatic police officer and Lau spiritual peacekeeper Sergeant Ben Kella--work together to solve a handful of mysteries involving a brutal murder, shady practices by an Australian logging company, and the up-coming visit of John F. Kennedy.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
- Subgenre: General, Mystery + Crime
- Language: English
- Author: Graeme Kent
- Online Item #: 13911191
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-1206
- ISBN: 9781616950583
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported