Kate Robinson has landed just such a dream assignment. She’s 22, British and cheerfully single. Tall, gawky and not the most fashionable gal, Kate is nevertheless full of confidence, with impressive powers of organisation and compulsive attention to detail that make her a briskly efficient (if rather bossy) Production Assistant to the film shoot.
On the tiny West Indian island of St. Saviour’s, the task for Kate and her crew is to produce a shampoo advert.
What can go wrong on board a giant luxury catamaran en route to the perfect film location, the uninhabited atoll known as the Tobago Cays?
Plenty, starting with the star of the commercial, Trinidadian model Jasmine, dusky, gorgeous and full of attitude, who takes an instant dislike to Kate and sabotages her at every turn. Then a shocking voodoo artefact appears in Kate’s cabin. There’s something really strange about St. Saviour’s too, where expat Brits have taken over the local church and exert a powerful hold over the simple local people.
To top it all, a storm is brewing in the Atlantic, threatening to spiral into a killer hurricane heading their way.
Mayhem, witch-doctoring, conspiracy and finally gruesome murder overtake Kate and her hapless film crew. Kate’s only ally against the dark forces assailing them is Theo, the cheerful gap-toothed Rastafarian crewman on the yacht.
The action is continuous and plays out over 36 hours which see Kate and Theo battling for their sanity and their lives as the story builds to a pulse-pounding climax that will leave you gasping.