Ian Adams (Mark Cunningham), the head of Kono's former pro surfing team, Coral Prince, is shot in front of a large crowd. McGarrett suggests Kono sit out the case, but she is determined to find the killer and talks with old friend Ben Bass (Joshua Dallas), the son of Carlton Bass (Kevin Sorbo) who was Adams' business partner. She learns that he founded a surf village located near the beach where Adams was killed, but also learns that gangsters are trying to get them to leave. The rest of the team determine that Adams was targeted and killed by a sniper from a hill overlooking the beach. Realizing Ben owns a rifle, they also learn that according to Adams' will, Ben will become his beneficiary, and hence is a prime suspect. However, it is later revealed that it was Carlton who organized Adams' death and is arrested.