When the Caribbean island of Nueva is struck by an earthquake - with near fatal consequences - Peter Blair is suspicious that this supposedly natural disaster might have a very unnatural origin - especially when the body of a government scientist is discovered in caves underneath the island.
Joined by the beautiful and intelligent Ruth Caval, Peter is determined to dig up the root of the mystery. But this is no ordinary murder case: devious political forces are at play, and as the Prime Minister himself gets involved, Peter is shocked to discover the identity of the authorities' number one suspect: him.
Can Peter solve the mystery as a wanted man - or will this case prove a step too far?
Featuring murder, corruption and a dazzling setting, J.R.L. Anderson's Death in the Caribbean is a gem of 1970s English crime.