Michelle Mason just wants to get away from it all. A holiday in the Mexican resort town of Puerto Vallarta offers her a break after the sudden death of her banker husband, who’s left behind a scandal and a pile of debt. When a handsome American ex-pat named Daniel approaches her on the beach, the margaritas have kicked in and she decides: why not? But the date goes horribly wrong, ending with a break-in and an assault on Daniel in her hotel room. Their mobiles are swapped in the melee, and Michelle can’t find Daniel after he leaves hospital. Instead, she is harassed by a ‘friend’ of Daniel’s named Gary who begins to blackmail her, drawing her into a world of corrupt policemen, drug lords and the shadiest of venture capitalists.