It's hard being an animal lover in a fishing family.
Fourteen-year-old Maya sneaks out in her kayak before breakfast every morning to check on a family of sea otters living in the nearby bay. The animals Maya loves threaten her family's main source of income, and Maya doesn't know if she can trust her family not to hurt them. She is determined to protect the sea otters, no matter what. One morning, Maya discovers she's being watched. Who is it and what do they want? Soon Maya finds herself in a dangerous race to save both the sea otters and her family's livelihood.