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Twenty blue devils

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Our anthropologist/sleuth is called on to investigate the suspicious death of coffee plantation owner Brian Druett--on a plantation aptly named Paradise. But when he arrives, he is told that his services are no longer needed. Not one to be dissuaded, Oliver examines the skeleton, regardless. Yet the investigation yields more clues than answers. Who was Brian? And what was Brian? The deeper he probes, the more mysterious the tale. Now, Gideon must risk his life to find the evil that is poisoning Paradise.
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Grouping Title twenty blue devils
Grouping Author elkins aaron j
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-07-02 04:18:45AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 04:29:19AM

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display_description The dead man is the manager of Tahiti's Paradise Coffee Plantation, producer of the most expensive coffee bean in the world, the winey, luscious Blue Devil. Nothing tangible points to foul play behind his fall from a cliff, but FBI agent John Lau, a relative of the coffee-growing family, has his suspicions. What he needs is evidence, and who better to provide it than his friend, anthropologist Gideon Oliver, the Skeleton Detective? Gideon is willing to help, but surprisingly-and suspiciously-both the police and the other family members refuse to okay an exhumation order. As a result, Gideon, to his surprise and against his better judgment, finds himself sneaking into a graveyard under cover of night with John, a flashlight, and a shovel-not exactly up to the professional standards of the world's most famous forensic anthropologist, but necessary under the circumstances. Gideon prefers his bones ancient, dry, and dusty, but the body he must examine had lain in the tropical sun for a week before it was found and then buried native-style-shallow, with no casket-so it is not exactly his . . . well, cup of tea. But it is not the state of the remains that bothers him the most, it is the deeper human ugliness that his examination uncovers: subtle clues that do indeed point to foul play, to mistaken identity, and to a murderous conspiracy that may have percolated through the family for decades-and brewed a taste for murder.
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series Gideon Oliver mysteries
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subject_facet Americans -- French Polynesia -- Tahiti (Island) -- Fiction, Anthropologists -- Fiction, College teachers -- Fiction, Electronic books, Forensic anthropologists -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Oliver, Gideon (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Tahiti (French Polynesia : Island) -- Fiction
title_display Twenty blue devils
title_full Twenty blue devils / Aaron Elkins, Twenty blue devils [electronic resource] / Aaron Elkins
title_short Twenty blue devils
topic_facet Americans, Anthropologists, College teachers, Electronic books, Forensic anthropologists, Oliver, Gideon (Fictitious character)