If you like military humor, you will enjoy reading about the antics of bored but resourceful sailors all but stranded on an obscure South Pacific island with means of recreation except for what they invented on their own-an illegal still, a hidden saloon and bordello. A deal made with the boss of the island, Chief Omoka, a rascal in his own right, assures the secrecy of the endeavor. We see a final resolution to the long, lingering feud between the ship's captain, Commander Hewett, and his superior, Admiral Crabbett, who for years played one-upmanship games with his junior officer. And you will be kept guessing what the main character, the Kushmaker, is up to. He's a specialist who dupes the entire navy staff with his secret invention that is intended to astound the officials and dignitaries by its uniqueness. Anyone with a humorous outlook and who enjoys leisurely reading will surely enjoy this book.