In this new thriller starring Alabamian police Detective Cooper Devereaux, someone is burning down Birmingham's schools, and only Devereaux can stop it. An arsonist is targeting schools in Birmingham, Alabama-with devastating effect. Detective Devereaux-a man you can't quite trust and should never ignore-must put a stop to the elusive pyromaniac's reign of terror before more damage is done. Or worse, before students' lives are lost. But as Devereaux sifts through the ashes of the case, a grisly discovery at a burned-out school sends the investigation spiraling in a new, terrifying direction. The detective and his partner are dragged into a nightmare world by revelations of gruesome rituals, the disappearance of local citizens, and allegations against city officials of shocking crimes that stretch back decades.