David Harken, a young ex Florida Prosecutor goes to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica BWI with his side kick, Colonel Ralph Rankin, to temporarily run Island House, the small resort hotel his friends are buying. During his stay on the island he falls for a Dominican girl, Lolly Pacer. He gets shot and loses her in a local coup d'Ã�Â�tat attempt and then meets and romances an expatriate British girl, Liene Starling, who is returning from New York to the island to live. At this time an American shipping magnate, Alfred Bruner of Bruner Lines, works out a clever scheme to literally take over the island country. During this time Liene is sought out and pursued by Jason Dans, an ex-employer from New York who, believing Liene will likely alert the authorities to his illegal activities, comes to the island with a hired assassin to kill her, which ultimately involves the real life threat to Liene, David, and their friends at Island House.