Deep in the Pacific Ocean, submarines wait like snipers for the go-ahead to destroy the threat they are targeting. Simultaneously, scientists scramble to determine the origins of the beast and one scientist in particular needs an answer to the deadly secret he keeps. Sperm whales live in organized societies and lead complex lifestyles where relationships and cultural evolution supports their survival. When a sperm whale calf is separated from his pod during a hurricane, his terror is palpable. Swept into the wake of a research submarine and exposed to experimental nano machines, he is transformed into a living weapon. As this tragic character struggles to live a typical life with his pod, the military assembles a research team to capture him. Any attempts to engage him only enrage him and with a vengeance, he becomes intent on destroying any craft he encounters.
The job of uncovering the origins (and eventual outcome) of this mystery, falls to three scientists. This narrative of their scientific journey of discovery, as well as a back story of intrigue and betrayal, ends in a conflict in the maw of the beast, where not everyone survives