Stone Barrington - He is an ex-cop and now a lawyer who cannot allow a woman in need to go without aid.
Allison Manning - She is married to a popular novelist and the couple has been on a year-long yachting trip around the world.
Sir Leslie Hewitt - He is the barrister who Stone hires to help represent Allison in the St. Marks court.
Sir Winston Sutherland - He is the minister of justice in St. Marks who wants to become prime minister of St. Marks.
Thomas Hardy - He is the owner of the Shipwright's Arms and is a big help to Stone throughout his time on the island.
Paul Manning - He is a writer of thriller and mystery novels who spends as much money as he makes, so he lives from check to check taking out loans from banks.
Jim Forrester - He...
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