A tale of murder, lust and incest on land and the high seas.
Max Fontaine, a freelance counter intel agent, faces betrayal and death when he is asked to investigate a cold case that leads to a plot to murder a tour group of college professors on a cruise ship's maiden voyage arranged by his fiancée, a New York advertising and marketing executive. The cold case in question involves the suspected murder of a university president whose young wife has been having an affair with a new professor.
Max embarks on the cruise with his fiancée only to find their trip marred by the gruesome murder of college academics by a gang of unknown killers posing as harlequins. He becomes even more alarmed when he finds for reasons yet unclear that he has landed in their cross hairs as he pursues his cold case investigation on the ship.
With his future marriage at stake, and the murder count rising, Max throws all caution aside to face down the killers in one last bloody confrontation to save his own life and the ship from disaster.