Sunrise Caye takes the reader through the Christmas holiday week on the island. With seasonal temperatures in the low 80s, nearly constant soft breezes blowing in from the Caribbean, and a natural setting that can only be viewed as Paradise the guests on the island are in for a week of diving, snorkeling, wind-surfing, and sea-kayaking.
When a guest is severly injured and has to be evacuated from the island the resorts' owner, George Schroeder, has cause to become alarmed. When another guest dies from an apparent heart-attack that George, a retired dentist, realizes was foul-play he has to determine who killed the guest and why. On such a remote location he is the only authority around.
This challenge comes at a crucial time as George and his wife are facing a very personal decision that requires George to relive the tragedy that sent him to the island in the first place some 20 years earlier.