Fighting through fog and storm off the west coast of Scotland, divorce lawyer and ex-professional deep-sea diver Harry Frazer, on a solo shakedown cruise aboard his new 45-foot racer, is rammed by a boat running without lights. What was its skipper, Ewan Buchan, up to? Harry's reluctant investigation is prodded along by Fiona, Ewan's former lover/then platonic housemate, after Ewan is "accidentally" blown to bits, another night-sailor disappears, and a wee laddie suffers bums from a mislabeled toxic-waste container. Harry tracks the contaminated matter from resting place to point of origin--all of which involves jaunts to Geneva, Rotterdam, and Antwerp--before a final confrontation with the dumpers back in the Dunmurray granite quarry. Much weather-and-water lore for the yachting set (Death Roll, p. 130, etc.), with a soupcon of romance, family trouble (an addicted older sister), and punch-'em-out stuff for landlubbers.