Longtime, popular, Florida Keys school superintendent Buford Boyle is in the middle of a contested reelection campaign when he's involved in a one-vehicle fender-bender on Big Pine Key. Not realizing the seriousness of the accident (or misdiagnosing the seriousness of the accident), Buford leaves the accident scene, making the most enormous mistake of his career. Instead of hitting a Key deer as he thought, Buford has killed an innocent child. Thus begins an irreversible downward spiraling cover-up as a dual begins to unfold between him and the fanatical father of the victim. He will do anything to identify and bring to justice is son's killer. Adding further fuel to the blaze, Buford's wife, Rachel, is engaged with concealing a cover-up of her own. Tensions are destined to escalate the point that eruptions become unavoidable and catastrophic to everyone in the line of fire.