It is the middle of winter, bitter cold and snowing in San Marcos, the Northern California home of Morgan and Sandy Crew. They decide to take their daughter Caroline on a vacation to the warm sun and sand of the Big Island of Hawai'i. Caroline's nanny, Betsy, a college student, chooses to stay home and study for upcoming exams.
The Crews have just settled into an elegant suite in their family owned
beachside resort, when an old friend asks for help. A young Hawaiian
man who was unknowingly working for the Mafia has died, and his young, sensuous, pure Hawaiian lover and mother of his child needs to know how and why. Experience the true beauty of the Island and its people, along with the suspense and terror that Morgan goes through to unravel the mysterious details of the man's death.
Meanwhile, Betsy becomes deeply involved in a search for a missing
fellow student from a wealthy family. Fearing that the student is in trouble, and defying the advice of Police Lt. Sommers to leave the investigation to him, Betsy perseveres. Afraid at every turn, she finds herself in one chilling and horrifying situation after another, which may finally cost Betsy her own life.