Dermott Proud, purser Officer on the Union Castle line Windsor Castle mail ship, leaves home and his beautiful partner, Samantha Davenport, to set off on a six week cruise to South Africa. But an incident on the train to Southampton is just the start of a series of escalating incidents that will mark this out as no ordinary cruise.
Drawing on his own experience as a purser on a cruise ship, South African author Deryck Spence, builds a thriller in Officers and Gentlemen? that will entertain fans of the genre.
Dermott Proud thinks that his only problem on the cruise will be in remaining faithful to Samantha and contemplating life as a civilian. But he will find that there is a much higher price to pay than the loss of love.