Nicholas Berg is steaming out of Cape Town aboard the salvage tug "Warlock". Once Berg ruled an ocean-going empire. Now, his future has come down to a powerful boat and a daring rescue mission. One of his former ships is being lashed against the cliffs of Cape Alarm, surrounded by deadly icebergs and survivors clinging to their boats. Berg has gambled everything on reaching the "Golden Adventurer" before a competitor and a violent storm--to win fortune in salvage fees. But if Nick succeeds, that's when the real danger will begin.