RAYMOND BREY is a young investigator learning the ropes on the streets of L.A. JOE SMITH, a veteran P.I. is Ray's mentor. He has quite literally seen it all. Decades spent watching people lie, cheat and steal from one another has left him a broken shell of a man. He likens being trapped in hot, smoggy Los Angeles to ancient sailors who once found themselves trapped in the dense weeds of the Sargasso Sea. When Joe's attitude begins to infect Ray, danger and heartbreak are inevitable.