A Publisher's Weekly Summer Reads Staff Pick
One of Lit Hub's "35 Novels You Need to Read This Summer"
For the citizens of Spokane Falls, the fire that destroyed their town was an opportunity. Barton Heydale, manager of the only bank in Spokane Falls, is on the verge of ending his unpopular life. But as citizens flock to the bank to cash out insurance policies, he realizes he can command the power he craves. When Quake Auchenbaucher, a con man hired to investigate the cause of the fire, arrives, he employs his usual shady tactics. Then there's Roslyn Beck, whose ability to see the future has long driven her to drink. As their paths collide, Barton, Quake, and Roslyn come to terms with their own needs, leading one to ruin, one to heartbreak, and one to redemption.