Life in the bay is becoming dangerous, and Ellie teams up with enigmatic property developer Nicholas Lawson to keep her community safe. She fights to ignore the attraction she feels for him in order to unravel the mystery of Nina's death. Could she have been involved?
Working undercover, Nick expects to find low-level bribery and small-time drug dealing but he discovers a web of dangerous connections stretching halfway around the globe. When things turn brutal, he must tell Ellie the truth about her sister, even though it will shatter her world and the growing bond between them.
As they're pursued from the sleepy mid-northern coast of New South Wales to Sydney Harbour, Ellie and Nick are all too aware of what's at stake. Will all of this be worth it, or will one of them have to pay the shocking price of truth?