Laymon writes this novel through the perspective of Rupert Conway, a college freshmen and castaway on a tropical island, surrounded by a quartet of beautiful women whose partners are disappearing one by one. Rupert's voice is fresh and young, and although his fascination with the nude female form may seem a bit repetitive at times (perhaps even repulsive to some), it soon becomes apparent that sexual desire is the true theme of this book. This story explores the animalistic sexual urges of man, and the danger of unbridled power and lust.
As in any good Laymon book, the author has a morbid talent for violently abusing the characters we've come to love at the points when we'd least expect it. Rarely can one expect a happy ending to one of his books, and this one should leave you just as shocked as any other.