Playboy people down in Playboy country, the mighty and the very rich on Sangaree Island in the Caribbean, who commit mayhem,...

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Playboy people down in Playboy country, the mighty and the very rich on Sangaree Island in the Caribbean, who commit mayhem, break all commandments, and talk in vacuous, verbless dialogue. Three chums from Meridian College, now into their middle, materialistic thirties, go down to Sangaree for a reunion--Duffey, whose family firm has developed a terrific new nuclear reactor; creepy Scoville, who has conspired with General Belzique (the island's dictator) to kidnap Duffey and demand the nuclear reactor plans as ransom; and financier hero Luther, who tries to figure it all out in between bedding a seductive multi-millionairess and worrying about his Vesco-like exile from the U.S. Two big complications: Scoville has rigged up his own phony death (it's really the body of his homosexual lover, disfigured by crabs). And the CIA--intent on protecting those nuclear plans--decides to set up its own operation and go in and free Duffey, using Luther as its operator. The sort of quasi-suspense novel that serves crab salad and high cuisine between its bang-bang and its lavender bathtub sex.

Pub Date: Aug. 10, 1978

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Playboy--dist. by Simon & Schuster

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1978