Lt. Commander Dan Lenson thought he was taking the USS Gaddis on her final journey, to turn her over to the Pakistan Navy. But suddenly his mission's changed. Now he's commanding an undermanned, under-gunned, near mutinous frigate deep in the China Sea and the Pentagon's not anwering the phone. Gaddis's cover mission is to destory the pirates who infest these shallow dangerous straits. But with a typhoon bearing down, and his crew ready to explode, Dan finally realizes he and his crew have been turned into renegades themselves, to engage in a violent, secret shoot-out against the second most powerful nation on earth.