The "Euroaquilo" was the dreaded wind current responsible for the wreck of the Apostle Paul's ship. Get acquainted with the ship's Captain, Marcus Hippalus, a swashbuckler whose inner hangups push forward the events that lead up to this tragedy. Marcus' life is a story of seamanship, war, defeat, and character disintegration. But it is also a redemptive story. In the trend of the famous poem, "The Hound of Heaven," by Francis Thompson, one prevailing meaning underlies the whole narrative, namely, pursuit by God. A surprizing ending gathers up all the tangled threads of meaning into one satisfying cloth.