Evidence is what fascinates Stone Barrington, and before many pages have been turned, he is all that stands between the apparently innocent Allison Manning and the patently evil intent of Sir Winston, whose motives are unclear. What is clear is that the St. Marks' system of justice bears little resemblance to the American courts to which Stone is accustomed and that his smallest error could prove fatal to his client
Inextricably caught in a swirling storm of island madness and murder, made worse by a hurricane of sensational press coverage, Stone can hardly find the time to indulge his usual romantic inclinations, but he learns that, even under the intense illumination of a Caribbean sun, nothing is what it seems to be, and no one can be trusted.
"Dead in the Water" is a roller-coaster ride teeming with plot twists, which have made the novels of Stuart Woods "New York Times" bestsellersand international hits.
"Blackmail, murder, suspense, love — what else could you want in a book?"
"This slickly entertaining suspense displays Woods at the top of his game...Subtly reminiscent of the waggish P.G. Wodehouse, Woods delivers a marvelously sophisticated, thoroughly modern, old-fashioned read."
— "Publishers Weekly, " starred review