Synopsis of Amagansett
In the small town of Amagansett, perched on Long Island’s windswept coast, generations have followed the same calling as their forefathers.
Fishing the dangerous Atlantic waters.
Little has changed in the three centuries since white settlers drove the Montaukett Indians from the land.
But for Conrad Labarde, a second-generation Basque immigrant recently returned from the Second World War, and his fellow fisherman Rollo Kemp, this stability is shattered when a beautiful New York socialite turns up dead in their nets.
On the face of it, her death was accidental, but deputy police chief Tom Hollis – an incomer from New York – is convinced the truth lies in the intricate histories and family secrets of Amagansett’s inhabitants.
But the enigmatic Labarde insists on pursuing his own investigation.
It seems the fisherman may have powerful reasons for wanting answers to the questions surrounding her death.
And in this strange place where tradition meets power and riches, the truth is a rare thing indeed…