Storm Kayama needs to build her clientele, so when surf promoter Marty Barstow’s wife walks into her new law office, Storm agrees to represent her, although it looks like a bitter divorce situation. Storm feels for Stephanie, who seems lonely and frightened.
When Stephanie’s son Ben, a promising surfer, invites her to O’ahu’s North Shore for a contest, Storm jumps at the chance. Not only will it be a thrill to observe the meet, but Storm will also have the opportunity to watch a distant cousin compete. Nahoa Pi’ilani has grown from a mischievous kid to a surfer of international renown, and he seems to have put the trouble that once brewed between their families behind him.
When a child delivers a package to Nahoa, the young surfer opens it. Inside the plain wrapper is an ancient Hawaiian weapon, a wooden club encircled with shark’s teeth. Storm recognizes the lei o mano. It’s a threat, a call to battle.