Inheriting her uncle’s yacht and living on it is just what Nellie needs to put the lives of herself and her son back on track. But is initially a dream come true quickly becomes a nightmare. Not only is the owner of the boathouse threatening foreclosure for back rent, he claims he had an agreement with Nellie’s deceased uncle for use of the boat for his whale study. Will hasn’t the heart to turn out a homeless widow with a son and a dog, so he reluctantly agrees to let them join him. But once at sea, life becomes perilous. They’re being followed by gunmen and they don’t know why, and as they venture into rough waters it’s evident that whoever’s in hot pursuit is dead set on seeing Nellie… dead.