The U.S.S. Augustus is a nuclear submarine. It's crew is unaccustomed to picking up castaways, especially on uncharted islands in the middle of the Atlantic. But that is where the Augustus finds Emma Loveless, sole survivor of a private jet crash. Discovered also is a strange statue of a monstrous sea god killing a whale. The Pentagon contacts Marcus Steed who informs the military the stature is not of a sea god but an elder god once worshipped by the Philistines as Dagon.