When 16-year-old Oakland teen, Calvin Pierce, makes a bad decision and winds up getting arrested, his mother sends him to spend the summer working for his great uncle in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

 

A black inner-city teenager stuck in the predominately-white region of agriculture and recreational boating—Calvin’s a fish out of water with a chip on his shoulder. But when severed body parts are discovered floating in a slough, his summer of proving himself takes on new meaning.

 

Something deadly is lurking in the deep murky waterways picking off locals and tourists alike. Now Calvin and a posse of misfits must band together to contain the living incarnation of mythical creature before it can escape the confines of the Delta.