Jed has studied fire his whole life. He has a vested interest--his father is the town's volunteer fire chief. People in town thought that was an odd hobby, but then a rash of suspicious fires, including one that injures his father, lead some to suspect this is more than just a hobby. Determined to find out who is really to blame, Jed starts his own investigation into the fires. But before he can find any solid answers, a huge blaze threatens the entire town--and everyone is dependent on Jed's knowledge and experience.