Vietnam War veteran and CIA operative Fortune’ Alan Joubert is ready to embrace island living until a man from his past offers him the chance to go undercover in Puerto Rico.
While serving his second tour of duty in Vietnam, Marine Recon Captain Fortune’ Alan Joubert is sheep dipped by the CIA, receiving orders to act as an operative for a mission called Operation Phoenix. At the end of a year locating his targets, the CIA lets him go home.
Back in New Orleans, Joubert finds work on tugboats supporting oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. He works hard, saves his money, and buys a sailboat to run high-end charters between Florida and the Bahamas. Life looks good and peaceful for a while…
But one day, Joubert’s CIA handler tracks him down, offering him deep cover and the chance to join the Absolute Resolution team, authorized to complete wet work in Central and South America for the security of the United States.
Joubert trades one island for another, leaving the Bahamas and heading to Puerto Rico, where a separatist movement seeking independence threatens stability. As the mission heats up, so do tensions with a beautiful NCIS officer on Joubert’s team.