After taking down the Yennai Corporation, Barnabas has earned a little break.
On the way back to High Tortuga, however, he stops to answer a distress call.
How long could it take, after all?
Barnabas is about to find out. In what should have been an open-and-shut murder case, questions begin to pile up fast: who, exactly, was this Jotun Naval captain? Why was there a black ops ship lurking nearby, ready to shoot down anyone who tried to approach?
Barnabas has made a promise to a friend that he’ll unravel the murder, but the closer he gets, the more he finds himself asking just who this captain was.
And just what in hell did he get himself involved with?