In 1961, Cyprus becomes more than just a sun-soaked backdrop for Geoff and Harry, two young British soldiers from the Army Intelligence Corps. Envisioning a tranquil assignment filled with sunbathing and casual duties, they’re quickly thrust into a world of intrigue and danger.
Their civilian chief, amidst political chaos that’s left the secret services scrambling, demands vigilance. The duo soon finds themselves at the heart of a perilous incident, one that risks unveiling the RAF’s clandestine nuclear weapons on the island.
While the garrison theatre offers a semblance of normalcy, staging plays that inadvertently spotlight the simmering Greek and Turkish tensions, a larger geopolitical storm brews. The Arab world’s animosity towards Israel looms large, and Geoff’s blossoming romance with the mysterious Lucinda unveils unexpected ties to the conflict. With Saddam Hussein’s covetous gaze fixed on Kuwait, sabotage strikes the island, leading to tragic consequences.
Set against the serene backdrop of the Salt Lake, with its iconic mosque and elegant flamingos, Geoff’s personal reckoning with Lucinda unfolds. The Salt Lake weaves a tale of romance, espionage, and the shadows that dance in paradise.