A fire in a little red schoolhouse has Johnny Dollar investigating in small town America. A land developer tells how the schoolhouse was his first project to renovate the town a number of years ago. He’s not happy about how the city butchered his plans. Is he upset enough to sabotage the building? Is he being set up? Johnny smells something fishy, and digs up evidence that somebody is telling lies. But who?
The smoke blowing, and fast talking continue as Johnny tries to match up stories told to him by the builder, the city officials, and other players in the saga. Somebody has skeletons in their closet, and are being taken advantage of, listen in and be there when Johnny exposes the truth and confronts the real bad guys to end the oppression and set the scandal right.