"For those who have an interest in boats and the sea…"
Alex Albury has just spent three and a half years locked up in Camp Hill Prison on the Isle of White for fraud and embezzlement. As a result he has encountered several unpleasant and violent characters. He has lost his wife - who has remarried - and, more importantly, his two sons. When he comes out of prison he meets resentment and anger from those who believe he has defrauded them. He relies on his solicitor to help him find the real embezzler, one James Andover, but the trail keeps going cold.
Soon he finds that some of the answers lie in his own past. Worried by the interest the police continue to have in him - it is only at the very end that the truth becomes apparent.