Crime sleuth Hercule Poirot returns in a thrilling BBC Radio 4 dramatisation.
Amy Leatheran has never felt the lure of the mysterious East, but when she travels to an ancient site deep in the Iraqi desert to nurse the wife of a celebrated archaeologist; events prove stranger than she could ever have imagined. Her patient’s bizzarre visions and nervous terror seem unfounded, but as the oppressive tension in the air thickens, events come to a terrible climax - in murder...
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This adaptation is brilliant achievement that keeps you actively involved from start to end. The acting is wonderfully subtle, offering some new perspectives on very familiar characters. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it with all my heart to those who want to feel good for a couple of days.
The characters are all true to the book, the story is well paced and the addition of various background noises and occasional musical interludes add to the overall setting.
John Moffat once again brings the character of Poirot to life in a believable and entertaining way.
The story itself is an interesting mix of archaeology, inter-personal relationships and murder.
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