For the first time since his break-up with Lavinia, Grief finds himself attracted to another woman: the beautiful Veronica Gray, assistant to archaeologist Paul Kelstrom. They have come to Tahiti to excavate artefacts for their museum - artefacts uncovered during a storm in which a statue given to Mauriti by his now-dead grandfather begins to move inexplicably. Mauriti is convinced his grandfather is trying to communicate with him. The natives wish their artefacts to be left undisturbed, and Mauriti begins to suspect Kelstrom and Veronica are up to more than just acquisition when an archaeologist named Heller who supports the native views is murdered. Grief won't accept Mauriti's assertion that Veronica is involved, and he and Mauriti have a serious falling out. Mauriti's nephew, Atara, is hunted by the authorities for the murder of Heller, but Mauriti learns that Atara was a witness, not an accomplice - Kelstrom is responsible. Faced with irrefutable evidence, Grief helps Mauriti ...
23 September 2000 (Australia)
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