Four men are found dead on a boat near the resort town of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and twenty million dollars in gold bullion goes missing. But that's not all that's missing. When Thomas Reed learns that his brother has disappeared, he leaves his Vancouver charter operation at high season and heads down the pacific coast to find him. He soon attracts the attention of two determined Puerto Vallarta police officers who are out to find the murderers, the gold and Thomas' brother who is implicated in the crime. But they are not the only ones after the gold. A powerful Miami property development company sends a ruthless thug to retrieve the bullion and as the sweltering heat and humidity foment into daily thunderstorms Thomas struggles to find his brother and clear his name, but to do that he must retrieve the bullion and fend off deadly foes and even the police.