“Hurricane” Jack Delaney, a Hatteras fisherman and marijuana smuggler, is desperate to raise money to pay off a debt to his Miami business partner. It’s a debt to be paid in either money–or blood. Jack’s boyhood friend, Virgil Gibson, is an English professor who has lost a sense of his life’s true purpose. When Virgil signs onto Jack’s trawler as a cook, what begins as a summertime adventure becomes a Dantean descent into a world of savage violence and primal struggle for survival. After Virgil takes on the challenge of finding a shadowy villain with no face or name, his quest quickly entangles him in a web of mystery, betrayal, and murder. It also puts him under the spell of a beautiful–but potentially deadly–woman. But nothing in Virgil’s life has prepared him for the final, terrifying enemy he must face.