Stranded in the Everglades. That's what happens to Professor Brenda Johnson when adversaries from the Middle East decide to stop her research into seawater desalination. In his second vel, Hughes keeps you on the edge of your seat with student infiltrators from Saudi Arabia; a U.S. Senate manchurian candidate from Cuba; and subplots jumping from the White House to Guantanamo. The action is fast paced. The time is today.