Spain in the early 1970s is a strange place. Franco isn't quite dead, but decades under a Fascist dictatorship have taken their toll. Whilst the locals fret about the future, greedy developers circle like vultures. Then a British agent dies in a shooting, and Alan Christian is sent to investigate. He arrives in Rota, southern Spain, and site of the US Navy nuclear submarine base. He asksaround. What happened to the agent, what did he know and why do witnesses keep dropping like flies? Soon, the neighbourhood Guardia Civil is taking an interest. He trusts them as much as the driver of a carload of heroin. He needs a drink. Then the shooting starts - and he's the target. Someone wants him dead. Correction. Everyone wants him dead. But who's behind it? Not just one person. It's more like a silent tide of evil. What can one man do? Well. One man and his gun.