Terrorism. Acts of Oppression. The threat of nuclear war.
What if one madman aboard a vessel could end these fears
Commander Rochelle "Rocky" Jackson is aboard the aircraft
carrier USS Ronald Reagan when the "unsinkable" naval
vessel and its entire fleet are attacked from the depths
and sunk. As Rocky struggles to stay alive, a monstrous
mechanical steel stingray surfaces, plowing the seas it now
The Goliath: A nuclear submarine Rocky helped design almost
a decade ago, a top secret DoD project canceled when the
schematics were destroyed by her former fiancÚ and U.S.
Army Ranger, Gunnar Wolfe. Powered by its five jet-pump
propulsors and hydrodynamically shaped to be virtually
undetectable under water, the sub has one more feature that
separates it from all other vessels on the open seas:
SORCERESS-its biochemical computer brain.
Washington D.C.: Rocky learns that the Goliath's plans were
not destroyed but secretly sold to the Chinese. Having
constructed the $8 billion dollar warship, the Chinese
become victims themselves when the sub is hijacked by the
project director, Simon Bela Covah, a computer genius who
once served under Rocky's command at the Navy's Undersea
Warfare Center. The attack on the carrier fleet indicates
that Covah is hunting down warships in an attempt to arm
himself with nuclear weapons. The president appoints
Rocky's father, General Michael "Bear" Jackson, to locate
and destroy the Goliath. Against Rocky's wishes, Bear
decides they will need Gunnar Wolfe's help. Gunnar, who has
served five years in Leavenworth for espionage, is not
exactly thrilled to be rejoining the people who ruined his
Aboard the Goliath: Simon Covah and his crew share a common
bond: They are all victims of violence and oppression.
Covah, a Russian, witnessed his Chechan wife and daughters
brutally murdered at the hands of his own people as he was
tortured. Now the computer genius has one mission: to rid
the world of oppressive governments while forcing humanity
To accomplish this, he plans on giving the world a real
lesson in Armageddon. Armed with enough nuclear weapons to
destroy North America, Covah issues his Declaration of
Humanity to the world. If his demands are not met,
consequences will be paid.
Could the threat of violence forge a lasting peace? But
there is another player in this life-and-death chess match.
Unbeknownst to the Goliath crew, SORCERESS has become self-
And the computer is developing its own agenda...