|Islands of Solomon. Islands of gold... where the cry of the gull and the chant of
fearsome men in war canoes harmonize with the endless wash of the sea and the moan
of the wind.
Alvaro de Mandana discovers the islands of free love and eternal youth . . .
Christian missionaries attempt to exorcise the ancestral tambu devils and implant, in
their stead, the word of God.
Lieutenant Akira Hideyoshi's Zero explodes over the Island of Malaita.
Parachuting to the beach near the village of Mala'avu, he must fight the superstitions
of Solomon Ratasia - the custom priest, in his struggle to survive.
Allan Brunskill, a British district officer, is a relic in the twilight of the Colonial
e ra ,. .protecting the rights of the devil worshippers, hunting the man-eating
crocodile of the Ore Ore River, winning the respect of Solomon Ratasia and
unearthing the secret of Hideyoshi's murder. Kayoko, Hideyoshi's orphaned
daughter, comes to Malaita to recover her father's remains. She falls in love with
Brunskill. Together they enjoy a tropical fantasy, become engaged, - and much,