Little does Rick Brentwood realise that the girl he meets who is apparently hoping to attend the same conference as himslef, will provide a forerunner to a war of intrigue, acted out on those Islands of apparent innocence!
Maybe one could consider matters to be bizarre enough when he is forced into being tested for radio-activity, but then, who exactly is this person who is posing as an art student and what exactly is her involvement with the American Vulcanologists who suddenly appear, or even the girl's connection with a mysterious character who goes under the name of Guido?
But yet other questions were to pound upon Rick's mind. For example, what was so very special about the keys that had been passed to him and what made everyone else so keen to get their hands upon them?
Shrouds of doubt masks evil of man!