Michael McGinnis returns in this sequel to Through Smoke.
While visiting his brother in Texas, he is struck by the devastation wrought by the drought and wildfires. Learning the fire departments are staffed mostly by volunteers, he feels compelled to stay and help. Having little experience with this type of firefighting, Michael is forced to learn the basics quickly, making him vulnerable to the deteriorating situations in the largest and most destructive wildfire in Texas history. Eva is forced to go back home to New York with the constant worry of his safety on her mind.
With danger closing in on him, Michael comes to terms with what is important and must make a crucial decision that can change the lives of everyone he knows.