Winter 1747. Jon Swift, captain of the schooner Providence and owner of the Hudson Trading Company, has a new business to run. Besides the Providence, he has two other ships working and an additional two sitting idle at anchor. Money is a problem, so Swift continues to run contraband to customers for fast cash.
Running contraband is a dangerous business. While avoiding a Royal Navy patrol, the Providence sails into a previously unknown location for smugglers. Swift spies a great opportunity to broaden the number of suppliers and reacts. He finds out too late that where great opportunity abounds, so does great risk. The cost of that opportunity is exceedingly high and sets Swift on a dark path.