What begins as a missing-person investigation takes a nasty turn when good-time girl Jane Colby is found drowned, strangulation marks around her neck. Coast Salish cop Silas Seaweed soon discovers that some of Jane's associates would benefit by her death. Armed with his customary wit, intelligence and compassion, he sets out to find Jane's killer. In his search he runs afoul of shady loggers, witches and an attractive woman who owns a million-dollar yacht. Solving the case pulls him into a dangerous underwater vision quest-one from which he may never return.