As the Titanic sinks, a notorious playboy aristocrat is hideously murdered.
To find the killer, Professor Axelson and his assistant Agnes question the survivors under hypnosis.
As eyewitnesses vividly relive the horror of the sinking, a dark conspiracy is revealed among the most powerful nations on earth.
The quest becomes a breakneck life-and-death chase across an ocean and two continents...
...and Agnes finds, as the whole world stands on the brink of war, that she alone has the power to save it.
Or destroy it.