Lieutenant Steve Craig—with a jaw as square as a clipper’s sail and eyes the shades of an artic sea—is in one hell of a mess. Falsely accused of murdering his own father he has less than forty-eight hours to clear his name.
Steve is safe from arrest as long as he stays aboard his US Navy ship—but the word safe isn’t in his vocabulary. He slips off the vessel and vanishes into the seamy underside of the city, determined to find out who took his father’s life, even if it means risking his own.
Pursued by the police and a devious unknown assailant, the Lieutenant has to overcome smugglers, thugs and treacherous underground bosses in order to unlock the astonishing secret of the brass keys and uncover the truth behind his father’s death.