For Harry Fletcher, life on St Mary's Island is good. He has a fine boat and a long list of rich clients eager to charter it for the big game fishing of the Mozambique Channel. He has a home amongst the palms above a white coral beach, and he has friends and pretty girls to share his paradise.
Harry has earned all this the hard way, but now he is at peace. Until suddenly men from the world of violence which he has forsaken so long before arrive on the island to plunge him once more into a deadly game – for an unknown prize against undeclared odds. Of one thing Harry is certain: to fall is to die.
The irrepressible Harry, adventurer and rogue, takes up the challenge and brings both a touch of hilarity and a chillingly ruthless sense of purpose to the quest as he gropes his way towards the legendary golden tiger and its fabulous eye.
The carefully observed setting among the tropical islands of the Indian Ocean adds a rare and exotic atmosphere to a splendid piece of story-telling. This is rich Wilbur Smith fare.