Investigative reporter Jade Pezzaro has the hottest lead in south Texas. Her longtime friend discovers a dead body while jogging along the sandy shores in North Padre Island, Texas. She is determined to get this news assignment until she discovers that she must work with the world-renowned forensic dentist and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Patrick Morsey. Stationed at military bases in Italy for nearly a decade, Patrick has become all-too familiar with the Italian language and its less-than provincial culture. Despite his European air, Capt. Morsey's Texas, military-family roots still run deep, and Jade rekindles some of his hometown memories. To solve this mystery, they must to terms with their past. One in which, Patrick reminds Jade, left him scarred and his ego bruised.