'Peter Cheyney is the Damon Runyon of crime' The Times
Fourteen miles off the tail-end of Andros Island in the West Indies lies Dark Bahama. Many people have discovered they can find their heart's desires there; many have found, too, that even in paradise it pays to watch your step.
Viola Steyning is young, wayward, rich and good looking, and the sort of girl to cause her mother back home in England a certain anxiety. That is why Julian Isles has been sent out by Johnny Vallon of Chennault Investigations to bring her back alive - for beneath the beneath the tranquil surface of Dark Bahama's tropical beauty lurk sinister and dangerous undercurrents.