While his carrier USS Thomas Jefferson patrols the Indian Ocean, intelligence officer Alan Craik flies to Mombasa to assess security. But no sooner has he arrived in the Kenyan port than a US Navy support vessel is blown up at the dockside. In the ensuing mayhem, violence erupts in the ancient streets and rapidly spirals out of control - until Craik steps in, risking his life to prevent further chaos. When the dust has settled, he receives orders to investigate the apparently motive less attack, and is assigned a special team for the Jefferson, with full aerial back-up. Rumours suggest the involvement of Muslim terrorists. Alan has his own ideas, but when a car bomb explodes outside a US agency in Cairo, it becomes clear that someone objects to the US presence in the area. Nobody knows where or when the next attack will come. And with a new battle group heading to the Suez Canal and a massive storm brewing in the Indian Ocean, Alan Craik must act fast.