When her father is arrested for murder, Samantha Bretton takes over as skipper of his fishing trawler, the Sea Mistress, determined to clear his name. Brisbane cop Chayse Jarrett, guilt-ridden by the death of a young woman on his last assignment, goes undercover on the vessel, and soon realises that Samantha is hiding something.
Secrets that could implicate her father in more than murder.
Secrets that Chayse becomes reluctant to uncover.
As Chayse and Samantha fight their attraction to each other, the case takes a sinister twist and she is forced to relive the horrors of her past. Then, in a night as deadly and unpredictable as the ocean that threatens his life, Chayse finds new allies, but now faces danger from old and bitter foes.
Before that night has ended, even enemies will discover that things are not always as they seem ...