Genre: Thriller Mystery
Out of work sea captain Peter Wilson takes a job as harbour master in the Dorset yacht harbour of Old Duddlestone. He is surprised to learn that his own father, James Wilson, was the harbour’s wartime commander.
There are unsolved crimes involving this secretive community dating back fifty years. The deaths of the entire personnel of a research laboratory, then a rape and murder followed by a lynching. Peter, aged ten, witnessed his father’s suicide. Now he hears disquieting rumours about James Wilson’s dubious activities in Duddlestone.
Peter forms a relationship with single-mother, Carol Stoneman. When Carol’s ten-year-old son is abducted, Peter is forced into a situation that nearly bring his own destruction.
This mystery thriller is set on the Dorset coast in the summer of 1997, with a sailing background.