Julian Tremayne is a missionary priest in a
remote Philippine village during the Marcos dictatorship. After championing the
Communist rebels, he finds himself imprisoned for the murder of a local
military commander. Three decades later, following his own mysterious death, a
cult develops around Julian and there are calls for him to be made a saint.
When Philip Seward is sent out to investigate on behalf of JulianGÇÖs family, he
is drawn into a labyrinth of vice, violence and corruption where nothing and
nobody are what they seem. Enriched by a gallery of engaging characters ranging
from priests to prostitutes, GIs to gangsters, tribesmen to terrorists and street
children to Imelda Marcos, Michael ArdittiGÇÖs outstanding new novel is at once a
gripping psychological thriller, a challenging moral mystery and an
unforgettable voyage into a dark and exotic landscape.