Airman Jeremiah, who is stationed at Hickam Air Base in Hawaii, meets the kahuna lapa’au and learns the Hawaiian philosophy of ho’oponopono—the art of forgiveness and compromise followed by the harmonious merging of soul and body. On his next assignment in Korea, Jeremiah falls for a beautiful chaste Korean girl and marries her. When his family is found murdered, Jeremiah is the prime suspect, forcing him to go AWOL. In Hawaii, he chases the kahuna in search of redemption for his sins. However, the kahuna is not convinced that Jeremiah is a murderer and uses all his powers of kahunaism to seek the truth.