Ellison experiences a dramatic increase in his hearing after having wax blockage removed from his ears. As a result he hears the murder of an undercover vice cop, but has difficulty in convincing the internal affairs officer.
Naomi's psychic friend, Charlie Spring, is hired by a distraught mother to find her kidnapped child. Ellison doesn't believe that Spring has psychic abilities and doesn't want Charlie involved with this case.
Jim and Blair visit Storm Island to celebrate Jim's Coast Guard Uncle Rucker's birthday. With a storm rolling in, they rescue Monique, runaway mistress of a drug lord. They find she is not what she seems when the cartel comes after her.
When a body drops from the sky over Cascade, the trail leads Jim and Blair to Pine Crest, a tiny place where nothing ever happens. As if. Throw in new, pushy, over-eager forensic chief Cassie Welles and life gets very complicated very fast.