Vietnam 1966. Six U.S. Marines run frantically through the jungle as a vicious battle swirls around them. A bomb drops in their midst, killing five and wounding one. A lone Marine comes to the injured man's aid. He removes the man's dog tags, fires a shotgun into his face, sets the body afire and disappears into the jungle. Thirty years later in Sarasota, Florida, when a murder investigation is closed under suspicious circumstances, ex-detective, Jack Sterling, takes it upon himself to find his friend's killer and unwittingly stumbles into a trail of blackmail and murder leads all the way to Capitol Hill.