Bermuda, 1972. The island is a paradise of sea, sand and sub-tropical flowers in abundance under a blazing sun. To Abbott, the money-man, it offers a haven of rest and peace, an idyllic setting for his passionate affair with the golden-skinned Angel. To Angel da Sousa it is merely a stepping stone towards her dream of becoming a star.
But beneath this tranquil facade, dangerous undercurrents are stirring. Some see Bermuda as a political symbol, the farthest flung colony of the British Empire, and they threaten to shatter the peace and prosperity of the island paradise. For Abbot and Angel these undercurrents prove treacherous indeed.