Summary: The title of the series refers to the burn notices issued by intelligence agencies to discredit or announce the dismissal of agents or sources who are considered to have become unreliable. When spies are burned, their connection to an espionage organization is terminated, leaving them without access to cash or influence. Westen invites his old friend Sam Axe to assist him, while Fiona invites herself to join them. With the occasional assistance and sometimes hindrance of his mother, Madeline, Westen battles an array of such criminal figures as mobsters, gangs, con artists, murderers, thieves, arms traffickers,kidnappers, money launderers, and drug traffickers.
Gabrielle Anwar: Fiona Glenanne
Sharon Gless: Madeline Westen
Jeffrey Donovan: Michael Westen
Bruce Campbell: Sam Axe