The Gulf waters are calm, the beach deserted but for Seychelle, Beauregard and a collapsed orange life raft. Within the raft they find no bodies, no treasure, but a ships logbook full of stories and adventures. Seychelle has found a purpose, something to fill the void left by the death of her father. Determined, she follows this trail, searching for the owner, Chianti, if she survived. Abandoning the futile search along the Gulf Coast, Seychelle heads to the Caribbean, but her questions draw attention in Sint Maarten and Jamaica. She gets to know folk who use their yachts to smuggle grass and is soon part of their extended family.