The team is called to Bright Arch, a wilderness program for troubled youth to investigate the death of one of the students, Justin Prentiss.
Jane, with his unique skills, uncovers that the boy was buried alive.
Jane is able to talk to the students in a less formal setting and finds out that Justin was part of the Z crew, a secret group that gets its name from the story of a mad ax man named Zachariah.
It is discovered that the program director was molesting a young girl and that the victim found out and was intent on blowing the whistle, which points to the director as the culprit behind the murder. But did he do it?
Jane stages the resurrection of Zachariah at the schoolÃ¢â¬â¢s Sacred Fire, scaring Elliot, the anonymous leader of Z crew, into revealing the truth behind the terrible fate that befell Justin.