Recruited for her expertise on an Antietam Creek dig, archaeologist Callie Dunbrook encounters dangeras a cloud of death and misfortune hangs over the project. She finds a passion that feels equally dangerous, as she works with her irritating, but irresistible, ex-husband, Jake. And when a strange woman approaches her, claiming to know a secret about Callies privileged Boston childhood, some startling and unsettling questions are raised about her very identity.
With nowhere else to go, Nate Burke accepts the job as Chief of Police in a tiny, remote Alaskan town. Meg Galloway, born and raised in Lunacy, has learned to be independent. After her New Years kiss with the Chief of Police, she allows herself to give in to passion. And now, things in Lunacy are heating up. Years ago a crime occurredand Nate suspects that a killer still walks the snowy streets.
The blaze that night at her familys pizzeria changed young Reena Hales life in more ways than one. As Reena gazed into the fire, her destiny began to take shape. She would study, struggle, and walk the gauntlet to one day become an investigator herself. But she is not the only one fascinated by the flames. Someone else is obsessed not with conquering the fire but with controlling it, owning it, using it to exact vicious revenge.