Matt Passmore works in Chicago as a homicide detective, or he did until his jealous captain falsely accused Passmore of being involved with the captain's wife. The captain shot him in the backside. Passmore left the Chicago area with his judgment money and decided to move someplace warm and relaxing. He wanted a place he can lay back and work on his tan. Passmore settled on Florida because of the beautiful area and relaxing atmosphere. He soon finds out that the seemingly peaceful beach community of Palm Glade has a high murder rate. His job ends up being as stressful as the one he left behind in Chicago. Although he is extremely smart and solves numerous crimes, he's incredibly abrasive and annoying to his co-workers at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.