Gerry Ormond, now a Niagara Falls fire chief, is plunged into a world of extortion, bribery, and embezzlement, along with the brutal Red Mafiya.
After a tragic commercial fire where two firefighters die due to negligence, the consequent inquiry goes awry. Chief Gerry Ormond, newly appointed fire chief of Niagara Falls, is set up as the scapegoat. While battling a hostile administration, he discovers missing capital funds, high-level corruption, and believes a casino hotel project is being hijacked by the Red Mafiya. A cabal in the city administration has neutered his power, limiting his actions. Unwilling to play nice he vows to set things right--his way.
The fire rescue branch and the Red Mafiya are connected somehow, but finding a link proves elusive. Forces he barely understands push back--hard. More firefighters die. Karen, his common-law wife, is savagely beaten by her estranged husband, Branko, a suspected Red Mafiya enforcer. Gerry vows to hunt him down while running a gauntlet of bribes, threats, and extortion. Gerry stumbles into a federal investigation of the brutal Mafiya and is warned to back off. Tracking down Branko consumes him, putting himself and Karen in harm’s way.
His rogue investigation is a declaration of war against them.
Fire Chief Gerry Ormond is like no other chief you've ever imagined.