This intriguing story of murder and deception is set in the lush jungle of New Guinea, during the political turmoil of the late 1960s. The local hotel is where the lives of eight unlikely people intertwine to form a tangled web of intrigue and lies. Four young women. Eilish: a member of the IRA and on the run from British authorities. Rhoda: Daddy's little rich girl, forced to leave her life of privilege behind. Maureen: a prostitute whose best friend has just been murdered. Carol: a university student no longer able to bear the weight of her parents' expectations. Four men. The police inspector: a man whose sexual depravity and lust for power make him a threat to everyone he sets his sights on. Duncan: manager of the hotel, haunted by memories, tortured by his secrets. Bumbu: an old Kanaka, bosboi of the hotel, and a man fiercely loyal to those whom he loves. Mick: the lonely Sydney detective sent in to solve the case when one man disappears. Everyone has a motive and everyone has something to hide.