The “Roaring Twenties”. The luxury steampship Benjamin Franklin leaves Genoa and sets out on a trans-Atlantic voyage it has taken many times before. Things do not go to plan, however, when the ship is caught in a storm and seriously damaged.
In all the confusion and panic, three passengers are left behind. A criminal, a detective who captured him and an heiress must face a journey far away from the regular trans-oceanic routes, into the heart of the treacherous Sargasso Sea – a journey that will change their lives forever.