Massachusetts, November 2039. During a ferocious storm, the Coast Guard is dispatched to assist a vessel on what should have been a routine rescue. Instead, they discover a ship that has not been since 1939.
With outlandish claims of a secret war-time mission, the captain and crew of HMS Aurelia are quarantined, while governments on both sides of the Atlantic determine to uncover the truth. But the truth is more bizarre and implausible than they can possibly imagine, along with a secret held since World War II.
Can the Royal Navy save Aurelia and affect her escape, or will the US government learn the truth for themselves and detain the ship for good? As relations between the two nations sink to an all-time low, time is running out for Aurelia and her crew.