No sooner does Navy fighter-squadron skipper Commander Deke Mallory leave the service to be with his family than his world is shattered by the murder of his wife. And when he visits the Central American country of Costa Verde, his son is snatched by the ruling junta's goons. Mallory's loyalties are wrenched between duty, finding his son, and a deepening love affair.
When Ensign Deke Mallory is deployed to the Mediterranean at a crucial Cold War juncture, the fledgling Navy fighter pilot falls for a winsome Spanish girl - and under the spell of a rogue Navy Ace whose mutinous plan to flame their MiG tormentors violates the president's peace initiative. But the real threat to peace is lurking off-stage, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where a ex-Nazi SS unit has gone to ground with an insidious ruse guaranteed to trigger the superpowers' "mutually assured destruction".
The president orders Captain Deke Mallory to penetrate a mysterious brotherhood of Neo-Nazi billionaires. They've financed a coup d'etat in Central America to begin their takeover of the Global Monetary System.