It seems like a plum assignment to Morgan O'Brien. A government investigator specializing in science fraud, O'Brien snatches the opportunity to travel to her former home in Vancouver for what appears to be a simple case: the investigation of a fisheries researcher suspected of siphoning funds for his own use.
But once in Vancouver things get complicated, and it becomes clear that more than money is involved. O'Brien uncovers a ruthless offshore fishing conglomerate with a plan to gain unrestricted access to one of the world's most lucrative fisheries: the Fraser River sockeye. But who is the linchpin?
As the investigation heats up, Morgan is distracted by ghosts from the past that force her to question a powerful friendship and confront her own ambiguous sexuality.