A sunken secret, a missing woman, a race against time… Former SAS major Ben Hope is relaxing at his home in Normandy when he hears the worst news of his life. His ex-girlfriend Dr Brooke Marcel has been kidnapped. But what is the mysterious link between the kidnapping and a sunken 16th-century Spanish warship and the secret activities of its wealthy discoverer? Ben soon uncovers a web of intrigue, corruption and murder. But will he be too late to find Brooke alive?