After serving in Vietnam, Scott and Ben ran a charter fishing boat out of Port Douglas in Far North Queensland. In the first book of this series, The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, they found success with their partner Michelle, recovering a sunken treasure of Palmer River gold.
They are on an extended world cruise aboard their new luxury motor yacht China Gold, when it is cut short by hijackers in the Philippines.
Meanwhile, a group led by a mysterious figure nicknamed The Devil, has launched attacks on a shipping line for some time. At his wit’s end to stop the plague, the owner turns to the two men he thinks can succeed where others have failed.
With both their transport and home gone, Scott and Ben jump at the chance to exact revenge on the pirates.
The Devil proves difficult to eradicate, however. Just when they think they have rid the world of this scourge, he pops up to torment them again and again.
…and then the contest becomes really personal…