It’s the hottest summer on record and fifteen-year-old Cassie Clayton is about to get burned.
Returning from a visit to her dad, Cassie finds her hometown plagued by wildfire and drought. Her friends are either immune to the panic or they drown their fear in stolen beer and the thrill of teenage romance. They’re all more interested in Marco - the mysterious newcomer - than the crumbly, old tower that has appeared in the middle of the reservoir.
A moment of recklessness sets in motion a dangerous chain of events, which will change the lives of Cassie and her friends forever.