September 1974, Long Beach Island, NJ...
The casino referendum has failed. Another hectic beach season has ended.
Surf City Police Chief Mickey Cleary figures it's time to throttle back and focus her attention on her husband Ronnie and their little girl, Eileen.
But Mickey will quickly discover that assuming anything is the ultimate longshot gamble and that more than treasure can end up buried in the sand.
There are some sins even the tide won't wash away.