A ship pauses in Miami on a winter holiday cruise. What could be more ordinary? Until, that is, the ship's magician is accused of murder and identified as a terrorist known as the Hare. But there's only one problem: he has an airtight alibi. At the time of the killing, he was on board ship miles away from the crime scene, performing in front of several hundred witnesses. While the Miami Dade Crime Lab pulls out all the stops to find the real Hare, Lieutenant Horatio Cane narrowly escapes death when a missile blows up his Hummer. There is clearly more than a simple murder at stake - could this be the opening salvo of a more sinister terrorist plan?