Anne Lamington has a happy life in San Francisco: her two grown children are on career tracks and independent, and she and her husband have both found satisfying semi-retirement careers of their own.
But then one night her next door neighbor is trapped in a house fire and perishes. And living only inches away, the Lamington property is threatened.
The threat grows as Anne looks for answers and is confronted with a puzzling series of events, unlikely coincidences, and more death. With a tragic family past and a penchant for justice, Anne teams up with her edgy young friend Shannon, determined to discover the truth about the fire next door.
Always a few steps ahead of the police, the more facts the two women turn up, the less sense it all makes. Amid iconic San Francisco places, Anne and Shannon traverse the Fog City hills uncovering dark secrets that lead down a perilous path.
Join Anne and Shannon, their friends and neighbors, in this gripping mystery laced with San Francisco traditions and history.