Jane, Judith and Beth wake to the news that a cargo ship has washed up ashore and that locals are pilfering the goods. Jane views this as theft but Judith, Mick and Beth believe that this bounty belongs to the community by ancient law and tradition. Detective Sergeant Davey has a hard time keeping order. In the midst of this, a man, Ian Igby, is found dead in one of the containers, apparently looting jewellery. His girlfriend Abby is devastated but her father, Grantham is not surprised. Ian, an ex-con, was a bad lot in his opinion. Jane wants to find answers for Abby. Was Ian the good man that she saw? And what surprising cargo has Mick found?