After being "burned" in the middle of an operation in southern Nigeria and subsequently beaten and kidnapped, Westen finds himself at home in Miami. His ex-girlfriend, Fiona Glenanne (Gabrielle Anwar), is the only one who hasn't abandoned him. He also realizes he is under continuous surveillance while his personal assets are frozen. Extraordinary efforts to reach his U.S. government handler eventually yield only a grudging admission that someone powerful wants him "on ice" in Miami. If he leaves Miami, he will be hunted down and taken into custody. If he stays, he can remain relatively free. He is constantly consumed by the need to find out who burned him and why. In order to fund his quest, he winds up working as an unlicensed private investigator and problem solver extraordinaire for people who find themselves in every imaginable, shady, or dangerous situation.
Burn Notice stars:
Jeffrey Donovan as Michael Weston
Gabrielle Anwar as Fiona Glenanne
Bruce Campbell as Sam Axe
Sharon Gless as Madeliene Weston