In the blink of an eye, the small Texas town of Harper Springs is flattened by the worst tornadic system to ever hit the area. Homes are demolished, trees are uprooted, and people are left for dead. Taking cover in a cellar with his son, Ryan Gibson narrowly escapes the storm and gets separated from his wife. He hopes that help will come fast - his child is severely injured and the crippling weather pattern rages on, making them pawns in Mother Nature's game.
"A Story of Surviving Massive Storms"
Nathan Gallagher doesn't believe in ghosts. As a fireman, he's seen his share of dead people, but they never spoke to him before - until now. His marriage is great, and his relationship with his son is strong, but Nathan is sure that if he tells his family that he's seeing ghosts, it is a quick ticket to a padded room and a straightjacket.
"Almost quit reading the narrator was so poor"
Firefighter Michael McGinnis is no stranger to intense situations. Veteran of New York's Ladder 21 Company as a search and rescue man, he has seen his share of burning infernos, high-rise saves, and intense emergency situations. Despite McGinnis' years on the job, nothing can prepare him for getting tangled in his brother's mistakes as a drug addict and gambler, especially when a bloodthirsty bookie gets involved.
While visiting his brother in Texas, Michael McGinnis is struck by the devastation wrought by the drought and wildfires. Learning the fire departments are staffed mostly by volunteers, he feels compelled to stay and help. Having little experience with this type of firefighting, Michael is forced to learn the basics quickly, making him vulnerable to the deteriorating situations in the largest and most destructive wildfire in Texas history. Eva is forced to go back home to New York with the constant worry of his safety on her mind.
Ryan Gibson has been reunited with his wife and son. Those lucky enough to have survived the tornadoes have made an old church cellar into a temporary refuge. The storms have tapered off, the temperatures are climbing, and the shift in the weather pattern is cause for concern. Everyone is wondering what Mother Nature has in store for them next.
Nathan Gallagher thought the ghosts were gone. He did everything they demanded, aiding in their souls passing on to the other side. But it's not over for him - new visions appear and they're not leaving until he helps them. Ignoring them only makes them more hostile, pushing Nathan and his son Rusty into a supernatural world of violence and uncertainty that edges them to the breaking point. Realizing the ghosts won't go away, Nathan begins to listen to what they need.
Michael McGinnis has finally escaped the clutches of alcohol. And with his brother Casey doing well in rehab, for the first time in his life, he dares to hope that what only seemed like a fantasy a year ago - a life with Eva as his wife, a child or two, and a job he was born to do - will become a reality. But Viper reaches out, even from prison, and sets out to shatter Michael's dreams. With help from outside sources, he frames Michael for a string of arson cases.
Baltimore homicide detective Lane O'Reily takes on the case of a lifetime when he is handed a murder investigation involving a string of young women. Desperate to solve the case before another victim turns up, he must rely heavily on his only witness, a survivor to the crimes. She begins harassing and stalking him, and with his marriage, career, and life on the line, he must decide if the obsessive witness is leading him down a path to the murderer, or down a trail littered with lies, betrayal and, ultimately, a dead end.
Sean Murphy knows all about the dark side of growing up in a violent Irish family deep into gang activity. What he doesn't know about is love, but he wants to learn when he meets Gracie. She's the light to his darkness, but how can he have her when violence threatens his every action? Can he risk dragging the only woman he ever cared for into the middle of his dangerous life?
Ryan Shay wants to forget his past. Memories of an abusive childhood, betrayal from his family, and a failure to trust anyone have held him captive his whole life. Afraid to confront his demons, it's a miracle he hasn't wound up a statistic in the war on drugs. Having no real purpose or reason to get better, he has failed several rehab stints and has always gone back to the one thing he finds comfort in; drugs and alcohol.
Charlie Wright's life is plummeting into chaos. A recent divorce renders him helpless in an attempt to hold his family together. A weekend with his children is just what he needs to prove to his ex-wife, Cassie, that joint custody is the best option for everyone. Then tragedy strikes one Friday afternoon after school. Charlie's daughter, Skylar, goes missing. Every second that passes is a second wasted, and Charlie falls into a world of desperation and panic.