Dead in the Water Themes

Stuart Woods
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Injustice

From the moment Stone Barrington hears about Allison Manning's case, he believes that she is being unjustly accused of murder. Stone believes that if Allison's case were to come in front of an American court, the case would quickly be thrown out of court. In fact, as Stone attends the coroner's inquest, even the reader begins to wonder what Sir Winston could possibly have to prove Allison killed Paul Manning.

Allison Manning claims her husband was dangerously overweight and he had a heart attack after lifting her up the mast of their boat. Allison claims that she then buried him at sea out of respect for him and because he was too large for her to move his body out of the cockpit. This story is backed up by the medical exam that Paul Manning had before embarking on this trip. In fact, the medical record states that...

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