"Tensions boil over as right-wing political extremists plot to tear Alberta from the nation. A country to kill for ... The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat that she was supposed to rescue. The quiet life of Daniel Ritter, a new professor in a new town, is turned upside down when the celebrity entrepreneur he was unexpectedly invited to meet is found murdered. Thrown together by accident, Claire and Daniel discover that they are involved in the same fight against an unknown enemy -- a foe with a plot that endangers the lives of many ... and the very existence of the country they both cherish."--Provided by publisher.