The story of a strong man panicked, a woman fighting to live, and a love gone wrong. Mitch Gordon, lawyer and yachtsman, awakens 70 miles from Tahiti to find himself alone on his 40-foot ketch. Sometime in the last dark hours his wife, Lindy, has been swept overboard into the giant Pacific swells.
For thirty-six hours he clings aloft in the tropical sun, tracing and retracing the vessel's course. Lindy, buoyed by a flimsy life-jacket, struggles to survive until he can find her.
The climax is explosive.