When the director of an Art Gallery in Queensland falls to his death from the central dome, his lover, Peter, unwillingly takes over the job. However, after rescuing a strange young man from a raging sea, Peters investigation of an art swindle puts him in great danger. He is raped and left for dead, but escapes, only to discover that he and his new friend Jon are wanted for murder. What follows is a hair-raising chase to clear their names. Murder, torture, cyclones, tidal surges, snuff porn shows – are but a few of the complications to be navigated in their search for justice, happiness, and love.