The Mercedes around the World Ketch Race faces possible tragedy when contact is lost with three racing ketches in the Southern Ocean, 2500 kilometres south-west of Perth. Meanwhile, the French base at the Kerguelen Islands has been detecting mysterious radar contacts from the area, but their attempts to investigate have been halted by sabotage. Timothy Wiley, a global media baron and ketch team owner, immediately takes action - both to ensure the safety of his own ketch and sailor, and to uncover the truth behind the mysterious incident. The result is a bigger story than he ever could have expected - a scientific find that could shatter the common global warming theory. With billions in industry and government investment at stake if this information becomes public, Timothy's now in the firing line. Even if he can get the story to the public amidst heavy pressure from his own leaders, powerful enemies from abroad are prepared to use lethal force to stop Timothy and his team from jeopardising a trillion-dollar industry. Even Timothy's expedition into the Southern Ocean to uncover the truth may harbour traitors, ready to strike when the time is right. Is Timothy ready to stake his life on the most dangerous news story he's ever handled? And is the world prepared for a radically different outcome for the well-documented but misunderstood global issue at hand?