RCMP Corporal Holly Martin takes charge of a detachment in tiny Fossil Bay on the wild south coast of Vancouver Island. Her first day starts with a distress call: A scuba diver has found the body of a girl in the surf. A tragic drowning caused by a fall? The late arrival of tox-scan results indicating the presence of crystal meth, the most recent plague to hit the island, raises ugly questions. Then a century typhoon roars in, powerful enough to destroy everything in its path. As the wind howls and trees crash around her, Holly struggles to bring a murderer to justice.