When Ember Colton wakes up in a strange house without any memory of how she got there, she witnesses a murder and runs for her life. With a photographic mind she uses her psychic ability to do automatic writing while in a trance and draws a silver ring with an unusual design on the hand of the killer, the only part of him she sees through the doorway. Her brother, Toronto cop, Brett Colton, sends her north to the countryside with a trusted fellow cop, Phoenix McCoy. Fire is his symbol in Ojibwa, his First Nation background. When he meets Ember the sparks fly and he can't help but stir the passion between them. Walking on coals to keep her safe and at arm's length, he falls for her hard, like his namesake, the Phoenix bird, crashing into the flames to be reborn.