Derek Stone didn't want
to be on an oil rig off the coast of Tunisia, watching his
bride die in a terrorist attack. He didn't want to be two
hundred feet deep in the Mediterranean, out of oxygen and
with two divers intent on killing him waiting above. But
sometimes you have to do what you don't want to. Sometimes
you don't have a choice.
The question is: How do
you do it and stay alive?
a commercial oil-field diver, once worked as a saboteur
for the Canadian Intelligence Service. Now He's working
for himself—or so he thinks. As
his quest for his wife's murderers leads him through the
hills of Malta, the plains of Tunisia, and the coast of Italy,
into the byzantine, murky world of spies and counterspies,
thieves and betrayers, where nothing is as it seems, Stone
begins to realize that he is being subtly manipulated. And
the puppetmaster is Carlo Spugna, international arms merchant
and drug dealer, who is busy trafficking in NATO secrets
and isn't about to let anyone get in his way.
Can Derek Stone stop him?
Can he trust the three Americans trying to recover what's
in the safe of the sunken yacht Kirke? And can he
rescue the woman who helped save his life and who put herself
in danger as a result?