Escape from Andaman
The Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal are typical tropical islands, always warm with cooling sea breezes.
None of this mattered to Leasa Easting an Australian widow who was stranded in Port Blair, down on her luck and her money.
She is befriended by Alnos, a government official who gets her a job as an assistant on a research vessel cruising the Indian Ocean.
He too goes along for the cruise.