Three years ago, Lew Fonseca quit his job and drove his rattling Toyota south to escape the memories of his beloved late wife. Headed for Key West, the Toyota broke down in a Dairy Queen parking lot in Sarasota, Florida. Buoyed by the friendship of a few trustworthy souls, Lew settled there, making ends meet by doing some investigative work for local attorneys. Now, Lew is hired by Carl Sebastian to find his missing wife, Melanie. Following up on a few leads, Lew finds himself being trailed by a mysterious burly man.