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The remains of a maritime museum security guard are found in the Florida Everglades after an attempt to steal an obsolete 17th century nautical chart fragment used to find treasures. In order to solve the crime, Booth seeks out Walter Sherman, a former Iraqi soldier with an uncanny gift to unearth anyone and anything. With Sherman's help, as well as that of his colleague, Ike Latulippe, and his legal advisor, Leo Knox, the team is led to tattoo artist who points them in the direction of a tough young woman. But when the woman is found murdered with remnants of the map lodged in her remains, the team discovers centuries of history linked to the map and the suspect behind the crimes. Meanwhile, Brennan puts Sherman's remarkable skill to the test, and Booth harbors cold feelings toward his former military comrade.
The episode begins with Booth and Brenan examining some remains in the Everglades. Brenan infers that the victim is a male in his late twenties and was visually impaired. Brenan pulls out the prosthetic eye to check the serial number. Well, Booth is irked by the scene and the serial number is all that he needs! They trace the number to a security guard at a museum; Sam. They inform the curator that Sam is murdered. The curator then shows them the last security footage they have of Sam. They see that Sam seemed to be sneaking around. The curator then tells them that Sam stole a map that led to a sunken treasure; but the map is unauthenticated. ..Read the full recap