While returning home on leave, Lieutenant Shad Boudreaux discovers his father has been killed in an apparent boating accident. Unwilling to accept the circumstances of his fathers death, Shad begins to probe his fathers mysterious death. It quickly becomes apparent there is a lot of strange happenings in small Louisiana town. An old oil refinery holds the key, armed guards surround it ready to repel any unwanted guest. Unable to ascertain anything definitively Shad is about to give up when a DEA official approach him for his help. This catapults Shad into a life and death struggle with a more formidable opponent than he could have ever imagined.