The memory of a lost love torments Simon Donovan. He came to Campeche to forget his past and begin a new life as a schooner captain. Together with another star-crossed Texan named Duncan Augustus Fagan, he started a sailing charter business in a Mexican backwater unaware of the storm gathering just over the horizon.
A looming drug war threatens to turn Campeche into a killing field. A notorious narco-terrorist known as El Demonio, ‘the devil’, wants to use Donovan’s ship to further his plans to take control of the criminal gangs in Campeche to resist a ruthless band of deserters from the Mexican army’s elite special forces determined to force the local traffickers into joining their cartel. Despite his best efforts to keep El Demonio from getting his ship, his foolish pursuit of forbidden fruit - a minister’s wife, a haunting image of his lost love, has put he and his crew in danger of making a run for the devil.