Shelley hadn't wanted her stepfather's son, who she'd never met, to live with them. He didn't want to live with the father he always believed didn't care about him. But out sailing with Shelley's mother they find an unconscious hunter on an isolated beach, and both teenagers are changed by their efforts to save him. Shelley learns that she can be stronger than she ever thought. Rick learns that there can be two sides to any story. And they both learn that first assumptions about other people can be wrong.