Retired Army Master Seargent, Samuel Redding is working as a freelance photographer. While taking pre-hurricane photos on the beach, Samuel Redding trips over of a teenaged girl, her body hidden under a cluster of Sea Oats. While on all fours over the bod Sam is hit on the head. Sam sees stars and then blacks out. On recovering he is immediately arrested and taken to the hospital. In the hospital, when Sam is conscious he is charged with murder. The Sherrif's Department cannot hold him for lack of evidence.
Allison Garthwaite comes down to Florida from Georgia to retrieve her daughter Katelynn's body. She is told by a sheriff's deputy that a man by the name of Samuel Redding killed her daughter but they don't have enough hold of him. Allison goes to Sam's house and places an automatic pistol against his forehead. Sam convinces Allison that he did not harm her daughter. The two form an alliance to find out what happened to her daughter.
Meanwhile, Sam's best friend and Army buddy died while in an assisted living facility. His friend Dale's wife Barbara is suspicious and hires a private pathologist, who finds substances in Dale's body that makes the pathologist think that Dale's death was not of natural causes of accident. On investigating the deaths of Sam's friend and Allison's daughter they find a connection.