With honed presision, Ridley Reason laid bare readers' nerves with his masterpiece of suspense Undercurrents. That same go-for-the-throat intensity is here once more, in an electrifying novel of seduction, espionage and courage as stunningly brilliant as Marathon Man. Seattle sailing instructor by day, rock musician by night, Jay Becker leads a life others only dream about... until he meets his new sailing student. A German beauty named Marlene, she soon sparks trouble beyond Jay's darkest imaginings: beyond the lies about her 'employer'- a shafowy figure known only as Albatross... beyond the brutal deaths surfaced in her war... Soon Becker will be drowning in a sea of stolen U.S. defense secrets and high treason, trapped by a cold savagery that will test - or break - his last mortal fiber...