Piracy, at least in U.S. waters, just isn’t supposed to happen in this day and age, and especially not as an interruption to an otherwise placid vacation in the South Florida sunshine. When it does, Annette Trieri’s connections to the victims suck her into a far more wide-ranging and sinister plot that threatens to unleash its deadly consequences onto the unsuspecting population of Florida’s Gold Coast.

With the help of agents from the Coast Guard Investigative Service and Naval Counterintelligence, and her co-conspirator in Nuclear Family, Mac MacQuarrie, Annette pursues the international weapons smugglers behind the plot and, in the process, must choose between her by-the-rules approach and Mac’s less conventional methods.