The second installment of the Jonah Traynor series finds Ferrell County once again in the midst of mayhem. Someone, in the summer of 1969, is setting fires, leaving behind a calling card, and taunting Sheriff Traynor. Clues point to an old nemesis but Jonah and trusty deputy Dale Baker must come up with proof. Also nagging the small town, war hero sheriff is the fact they never solved Mona Pelazzo's murder. Things heat up quickly when Deputy Johnny Coats is nearly killed, his father reveals who killed Mona, and a couple characters from last summer, Jigger Watkins and Tony Sartious, return.