Josef is standing on the MS St Louis, wondering why they aren't allowing the St Louis into Cuba. They were forced to head back towards Germany. Passengers on board have created a plan to storm the bridge and take hostsges, and they need Josef's help. (pg 242) "We need to show us the way up to the bridge".
As Isabel and her family, along with the Castillos aproached Miami, Ivan got killed in a deadly shark attack. There was blood all over the water and their boat got destroyed. (pg.207-209) "The water around Ivan became a dark red cloud."
Mahmoud faced the Hungarian soldiers and they sprayed all the escaping refugees. Mahmoud felt like he was going to die. (pg 252) "But the Hungarian soldiers weren't interested in helping".