An Islander archeological team on a routine dive off the coast of New Jersey dies from an explosion while surveying an eighty-year-old WWII submarine wreck. Shelly Islander, head of the dive team and wife of the founder of the Islander Foundation, is one of the casualties, and her husband, John, searches for answers. In his search, John determines that the explosion that killed the team was deliberate and that a mystery ship had been keeping watch on the dive. John recruits' members of the salvage crew and his wife's staff, whom she affectionately referred to as the girls, as they chase the mystery ship until it disappears near the Saint Lawrence Seaway.Further evidence leads them to Havre-Saint-Pierre and a subversive military group that has been infiltrating Canada for eighty years in a plan to overthrow the government. Canadian RCMPs move in an operation requested by the United States State Department to apprehend the group responsible for the death of the American archeological team. The plan backfires and plunges John and his team in an international incident that rocks Canada to its core. Both countries call for investigations, while Canadian candidates prepare for their elections and American politicians fight for political ground.John and the Islander Foundation pit themselves against two enemies armed with the latest military armaments in a race against the clock. The opposing forces unleash their plans for world domination with a mushroom cloud rising over Pearl Harbor.Canada and the Eastern United States plunge into sudden darkness as John and his team intervene.