Kidnapped, tied up, locked in a room in a remote cottage, with a guard downstairs, and no idea of how to get free, Ben and Charlie are scared and have no idea why their sailing holiday on Loch Ewe on Scotland’s west coast has become such a nightmare.
Ben is a dreamer, Charlie prefers facts, but they make a good team. The holiday starts well as Ben’s dad teaches them to sail and they get to know the changing moods of the loch and the magic and power of the Scottish Highlands.
But the loch’s mood changes and a squall forces them to seek shelter on Ewe Island, where Ben’s father has an accident and Ben has to sail back through the squall alone for help. It’s the start of an adventure which involves three ruthless drug smugglers, led by the particularly vicious Lomax.
Escape is impossible and yet they must break out. If they don’t, they know that, when Lomax returns, they’ll be in very real danger.