Spies, ocean sailing, romance, and Mideast intrigues converge in this novel of high seas adventure and misguided patriotism.

An Iranian professor of computer engineering is recruited by his government to mount a cyber-attack on the West. His goal is to sabotage the U.S.’s computer infrastructure in a manner similar to the successful American/Israeli Stuxnet attack on Iran’s nuclear enrichment program. To reach the U.S. mainland he joins the crew of a sailboat owned by a newly married American couple.

 

It is a sailing adventure that begins with deceit and daring, features two strong-willed women and the men they love, and ends with the dueling of three intelligence services in a manhunt which culminates in a climactic offshore encounter.