Claire Thompson is a killer. At the age of twelve, she doused her family in gasoline and set them on fire while they slept. After spending the last decade in an institution for the criminally insane, she has been released, and now she must try to piece together some sort of a life.
Patrick Lewis is a cop with a troubled past. He left the ashes of his own life, the death of his wife, his young son, and moved to New York to try to forget about the mistake that cost him everything.
When he crosses paths with Claire at a crime scene, he finds himself inexplicably drawn to her. She is a killer, he is a cop, theirs is an unlikely partnership. But fate forces their paths to converge, and Patrick finds himself wondering just who this woman is, a cold-blooded killer, or a pawn in a twisted game?