From the New York Times -- bestselling author of Dirt, Choke, and
Imperfect Strangers comes another thriller (more than 100,000
hardcover copies sold) of love, greed, and murder set against the
shimmering waters off Antigua.
Stone Barrington is back, and it will take all of the savvy New
York investigator/lawyer''s wits to stay afloat in this exciting,
fast-paced tale of Caribbean island intrigue. This time, Barrington
is the only hope of Allison Manning, a beautiful young woman on
trial for murder after her wealthy husband mysteriously
Together, the Mannings had set sail across the Atlantic, bound
for the island of Antigua. But when Allison dropped anchor in St.
Mark''s harbor, she was alone, her husband presumed murdered.
Facing conviction, she enlists the help of Barrington, who goes
head-to-head with the island''s minister of justice, Sir Winston
Sutherland, a man who practices his own forms of justice.
Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of local island mayhem,
murder, and, of course, romance, Barrington discovers that, under
the searing Caribbean sun, even the most convincing people aren''t
who they seem.