David Kingston wonders if working for shipping tycoon Oliver Crandall might be the worst decision of his life as he finds himself struggling to survive Oliver’s jealous rage. Meanwhile, he and his lifelong friend Kade Crandall are compelled to find out why their childhood playground, Crandall Island, has become a place of corruption and danger for its inhabitants.

   When David falls for Oliver’s daughter Sadie, she becomes a pawn in Oliver’s devious maneuvers to destroy David. The tug of war wreaks havoc on Sadie, and Kade’s loyalty is torn between his father and his best friend. In the midst of his turmoil, David attempts to maintain his integrity in the battle that arises on the river.