It was all bright sunlight and warm breezes on the French Riviera when Tommy Angel arrived that June to take over as skipper of the fabulous yacht Twin Tempest. Quite different from his three-year stint in prison for a crime he didn't commit. Tommy knew he was innocent and had been neatly framed, but now, after the murder of a not-so-innocent girl, he'd just about given up trying to prove it. But trouble was never far from Tommy Angel, and he came face-to-face with it, first off, in the well-shaped form of his new boss's beautiful wife, then in the person of his new boss's equally endowed girl friend and then, far out in the lovely Mediterranean night, more trouble overcame Tommy Angel, and he began to wonder if he'd been framed again. This time, however, Tommy wasn't going to be anybody's patsy and he set off on a one-man quest for the proof of his own innocence. And before it was all over, quite a number of beautiful people in quite a few beautiful gathering places were changed in permanent ways, some of them with bullets from Tommy Angel's own gun.
Used availability for Christopher Nicole's Dark Passage
April 1976 : UK Hardback
December 1975 : USA Hardback