Joseph James (J.J.) OaBrien joined the Coast Guard to save lives, and he likes his job. Every day of duty is different, and on any given weekend he may assist 10 to 20 civilian boaters in distress. This weekend will be even more different as he finds that he and his crew are to perform yet another new duty: law enforcement. On their first law enforcement patrol, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Point Camden find themselves in the middle of a foreign governmentas plot to kill Americans. The calm waters of Southern California are brought to a boil as the crew deals with government agents, spies, bombs, and bullets. J.J. finds himself fighting for his life once again behind a machine gun back in another war: the war on drugs.