From cats in trees to people dangling out windows of their three story homes, firefighter Rick Alderman has seen it all. He's been on the force for two decades now and is anxiously heading towards retirement. When a part-time hobby that was supposed to help break up the monotony takes a turn for the worst, Rick finds himself down a path he never wanted to be on.
When smoke rises, it signals there is a fire. Rick Alderman's smoke has risen.
Taking matters into his own hands, Rick believes he can work his way out of the trouble he has found himself in. While his intentions were good, he finds himself spinning a web of lies and deceit that might just cause him to lose everything he cares about most in the world.
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