I wonder what my little girl wants now, she asked herself fondly, and the text appeared
It was chillingly short and simple:
TERRIBLE THINGS HAPPENING. STRANGE MEN WITH GUNS . . .
Hazel Bannock is the owner of the Bannock Oil Corporation, one of the major global oil producers. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, her yacht is hijacked by pirates and her nineteen-year-old daughter Cayla kidnapped.
Major Hector Cross is an ex-SAS operative and the man behind Cross Bow Security, the company contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their protection. His loyalty to the Bannock family goes beyond the call of duty.
The pirates demand a crippling twenty-billion-dollar ransom for Cayla's release, but complicated political and diplomatic sensitivities render the major powers incapable of intervening.
With growing evidence of the horrific torture to which Cayla is being subjected, Hazel calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Between them, Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands...