The Strong family are wealthy, arrogant, decadent, and ruthless - with a string of sugar plantations in Barbados, a stately home near Bristol and ambitions to control the refining of sugar in that city.
But in a single night, the actions of one generation alter the family's legacy for ever.
The three Strong brothers are overseeing their inheritance in the West Indies. In this balmy, tropical setting, an ugly situation is fuelled by Barbados rum - a murder is committed and a child conceived.
And the repercussions of this fatal night have a violent domino effect which reaches down through generations . . .
From the author of Forgotten Faces and Just Before Dawn comes another volume in this captivating trilogy, a vibrant tale of explosive secrets, ruthless ambition and enduring love.
About the Author
Jeannie Johnson was born and brought up in South Bristol and has worked in law, the probation service, tourism and as a supporting actress in 'Casualty and Holby City. She recently won the BBC New Writers Initiative at Radio Bristol for a script entitled Second Time Around. She is married with one daughter and lives in the Wye Valley with her husband.
Number Of Pages: 458
Published: 1st January 2004
Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11 x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.2