When the cell phone market soars late in the Twentieth Century, incredible profits are assured for investors in any cell phone corporations. Two Mafia families, Villario from America and Ficuzza from Sicily, seize the opportunity and invest heavily in Svenska, the largest producer of cell phones. The families then join forces to balloon their profits by instigating a horrific sequence of actions that transfers Svenska's major source of microchips from a Maltese company to one in California. Malta's economy is shaken to the core, and the shock waves reverberate across the Mediterranean to Baladrar on Spain's Costa Blanca where Kate and Marty Boyd have resettled to escape the wrath of Luca Villario, Kate's father. The two Americans and their Anglo-Saxon friends are abruptly caught in the eye-of-the-storm with the FBI and Spain's Guardia Civil on one side and the Mafia families on the other.