The story was fiction, but the Fire was real.
When the most hated man in Baltimore is stabbed in the back, youthful detective Jon Abercrombie hunts a murderer as the city burns around him.
When an newspaper editor is killed, Jillian, his psychic sister, offers her advice, but her warnings of fire make little sense. A blackmail scheme and more murders build the suspense. Then Jon's mother is kidnapped by the killer. Can Jon track down the murderer in the midst of the greatest conflagration 1904 Baltimore has ever seen? Can he do it in time to save his mother?