The first in the series of Firehouse Family books, Memories begins the story of the tumultuous, passionate, and forbidden love affair of Jake McCann and Laura Darvey. After leaving the New York City Fire Department, Jake McCann and his two friends, Freddy Pratter and Mickey Justini, reunite in Woodhill, Ohio to accept positions in the fire department. The three friends all suffer from emotional, personal demons. Sharing a passion for Appaloosa horses, Jake falls in love with Laura Darvey, a woman who is married to a local bootlegger and operator of a protection racket. The affair causes the three friends to become tangled in a series of horrifying crimes that force them all to unexpectedly face their demons.