Photojournalist Justin Sheridan navigates a world of money, power, and secrets as he follows a group of wealthy young friends for his latest assignment, but the allure of hypnotic beauty blurs the lines rocking the foundation of his identity until the ground he stands on feels as fluid as the sea beneath their yachts. As his ideals molt, a new person emerges, ambitious, cynical and elite. He clings to his peeling layers because in the shadow of the summer sun, he hides a secret of his own.