Life in the Virgin Islands is good for semi-retired CIA operative W. Cooper -- easy, quiet, restful . . . safe. But then the Tortola police ask him to discreetly dispose of a scarred and bullet-ridden body that a passing hurricane inconveniently dumped on the island's shore -- and the ex-spook's training, tradecraft, and curiosity inadvertently kick in.
Plunging recklessly into an ill-advised investigation, Cooper is soon way over his head -- awash in terrorism, voodoo, a massive clandestine military arms build up, slave-trading, and serial murder -- and swimming frantically toward a beautiful junior analyst from Langley who's busy investigating her own terrifying conspiracy that may well be connected with Cooper's. The two soon discover that they are going to need to connect the dots and fast, since they are all that stands in the way of the total annihilation of the current world order.