It is the week before the 4th of July and the business owners have gathered to prepare for the festival and Barry, the fire chief, has come to tell everyone about what the fire department is doing and then states that he is going to check everyone's place and they will be shut down if they don't fix everything on his list. The first place he checks is Jill's store and coffee shop. He then suggests that she could make it worth his while to work on the items. She is furious and her aunt brings in a friend who is an electrician. They agree they have to bring things up to code, but that there are several things on the list that aren't even real and so they call the mayor's office, as do all the other business owners. Then Barry is found dead in a practice fire. While trying to find out what really happened, she learns information and shares it with the police chief, her boyfriend, Greg.
The story was short and interesting. It was also something to listen to while I worked on getting my father-in-law's Christmas cards ready for the mail.