After his adventures in Egypt and Mexico, Alec decides that a summer spent on the island of Crete will be a far safer option, however unbeknownst to him several young travellers have recently disappeared from the island . . . A chance encounter with mysterious multi-millionaire Tobias Wolfe leads to an invitation to visit his private paradise, Candia and when Wolfe's daughter, Ariadne, slips Alec a note pleading for help, Alec can't refuse.
Trapped in Candia, Alec discovers that Wolfe's obsession with ancient Greek myths goes far deeper than anyone could have imagined - plunged into a living nightmare Alec must use all of his ingenuity to survive.