The neighborhood of Mount Hope in Providence, Rhode Island has taken a deadly beating with nine house fires in three months leaving five dead. There doesn’t seem to be any obvious connection between the fires, and there are a multitude of suspects from the mob to a possible firebug. Worse yet, the investigators are completely incompetent and there seems to be little hope of stopping the arsons.
For investigative reporter Liam Mulligan the fires are more than just a story. It’s personal since he grew up there and knows the people of the neighborhood. With no one really looking into the case, it becomes Mulligan’s obsession though it makes him a target as well. In Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva the death toll mounts, especially as Mulligan gets closer to the truth.