(From the publisher):
Used to traveling the globe in search of rare antiquities, Lara McClintoch does something completely out of character: She takes a vacation. Her best friend Moira has always been fascinated by Easter Island - also known as Rapa Nui. Seeing the island and the Moai, its giant stone carvings, is a lifelong dream for Moira, and one she wants to share with Lara.
That's how Lara finds herself on the only vacation she's ever had in her life, in one of the most remote places on Earth. To learn more about the Moai and the Rapa Nui culture, Lara and Moira crash a conference being held at their hotel. But their awe at the barrenly beautiful island is soon tempered by the professional jealousies and in-fighting of the Rapa Nui experts - including one who claims he can solve the mystery of who built the Moai.
And when a local's prediction of an imminent death at the hotel comes true, Lara must investigate the recent history of the island to find someone whose expertise in murder might render the Moai delegates extinct...
Original title: The Moai Murders
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Archaeology