From the author of Edge of Honour, Against All Enemies, and The Power Curve comes an explosive novel of oil, money, nail-biting action and power. Lieutenant Colonel Mike Stuart, a paper-pushing Air Force plans officer in the Pentagon, is sailing the Caribbean when a monster hurricane drives his sailboat into safe harbour in Cuba. A harmless incident but when he returns to work, his life takes an exciting turn. In Dallas, Texas, LJ Ellis, the beautiful, charismatic president of a small oil company, discovers what may be the world's last large oil reserve and determines to possess it. And Stuart would seem to be a faceless obstacle in her way, barely worthy of her attention as she twists the world of international oil and politics in pursuit of her goal, reaching into the White House and the highest levels of government.