When Melanie ""Mel"" Alexander becomes a widow at age thirty after her Green Beret husband is killed in action, her life is immediately engulfed in a black fog. In this darkness, she quits her promising career as a special agent tracking missing people and retreats to her Washington, DC, brownstone to mourn. Her best friend, Kai Silva, moves in with her to help her cope. In order to try and reengage Mel with the world of the living, Kai convinces her that they should put their instincts to work as private investigators. After four years, Kai insists that they take a beach vacation after tracking a client to Costa Rica. Can sun, surfers, and her best friend bring Mel out of her fog and help her live and love again?