Mark Wilton's destiny is to continue his father's boating business, his challenge after the war - to make his way in life. When the challenge takes him to the Copperbelt in a remote part of Africa, his friendship with mining captain, Koos DuPlessis, starts a chain of extraordinary events...while to be discovered. Who was this unfortunate woman buried here, and just what is the sinister connection with a nearby derelict whaling station. An intriguing plot unravels, entwining the lives of many people, giving rich glimpses of African heritage in the late 1940s. An exceptional page-tuner.