British police officer Sergeant Frank Devon volunteers for a police exchange program to St Joseph, an Island in the West Indies. He is told by his jealous superiors that it will be a cushy three month assignment which it could have been if Frank had done what he was told and turned a blind eye to drug smuggling as the local enforcement officers do. Of course Frank can not and this enrages some of the locals, soon crime on St Joseph becomes deadly personal for Frank and any thoughts of a working vacation go out the door.
James Pattinson books vary drastically in quality. Pattinson writes in an old man style where his characters use words that show Pattinson is obviously from a previous generation and not quite down with the lingo of today but this style does add something unique and enjoyable to his novels. High quality Pattinson novels worth your time and money are Skeleton Island, The Time of Your Life, Obituary for Howard Grey, Crane, The Animal Gang, Blind Date, The Golden Reef, Stride and Life Preserver, check them out.