Private Investigator Lincoln Perry's childhood best friend is on the run, wanted by the police for arson and murder. Lincoln hasn't seen Ed Gradduk in ten years, not since his friend got involved with a drug dealer and suspected murderer. When Ed is killed in a confrontation with the Cleveland police, they're happy to close the case. But Lincoln is desperate to prove that, whatever crimes his friend might have committed, he didn't set that house on fire and he didn't murder the woman whose body was found there. As Lincoln and his partner Joe Pritchard investigate, they uncover evidence about a string of arson attacks in Cleveland seventeen years ago, fires that begin to shed light on some old secrets. Lincoln and Joe are about to find out just how far those concerned will go to make sure those secrets stay buried ...