In the second of the Jake McCall series of adventure novels, Don Beverly focuses on the smuggling activities of the Mexican cartels as they capitalize on the vacuum created along the extended and porous west coast of Florida by the politically driven obsession of law enforcement with the southwest and Rio Grande River. Unwittingly, McCall and his veteran fellow FBI agent, John Reed, unearth the existence of an extremely dangerous double agent whose obsession with assassinating the killer of his younger brother exposes him to almost certain death without their protection. The chase begins when security of the nuclear power plant at Crystal River, Florida, becomes a red herring used to distract attention from the old historic cross state barge canal used as a pipeline by the smugglers of drugs and illegals, literally beneath the condensation plumes from the plant's cooling towers. As the cartel war rages on, Jake and the other two eventually find themselves fighting for their lives on the southwest coast of Cuba and ultimately back east to Great Harbor Cay in the Bahamas. Just as you think things have settled down for McCall and his team, another unexpected event erupts and the chances of their survival threatened. All does not end well for some.