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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (120 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John J. Nance Narrator: John J. Nance Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Veteran pilot Clark Maxwell thought his fire bombing days were well behind him. But when Jerry Stein, Maxwell’s friend and airtanker fleet-owner, calls at the height of the fire season to beg him to reenter the war, he doesn’t hesitate. A pair of ferocious forest fires is raging out of control, threatening to destroy Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and incinerate thousands of area homes. As the wildfires spread, whipped by massive winds, and the federal forces arrayed against the fires reach their limits, anxiety grows in the local population. A paranoia plagues the fire bombers and smoke jumpers as well, after a mysterious string of violent airborne accidents among the airtanker fleet claims the lives of some of the most fearless and experienced veterans.

Maxwell has long argued that the airtankers, old aircraft used by pilots to bomb the fires with fire retardant slurry, are faulty museum pieces that should have been grounded years ago. Now some of the fleet seem to be falling apart in midair. In the middle of the area’s worst wildfire season in history, Maxwell is convinced that a sinister cover-up is behind the rash of horrific air disasters. Were the planes’ inspection papers forged? Is someone capitalizing on these crashes? As he races to unravel a very real mystery and prevent a natural disaster of massive proportions, Maxwell’s probe reaches the upper levels of the very government agencies charged with mounting the aerial firefighting effort, a move that for wholly unexpected reasons just may cost him his life, and the life of Karen Jones, the married smoke jumper with whom he seems to have fallen in love.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “With its lively cast and rich plot, this is Nance’s best book in years.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A rousing thriller, a mystery, and some incredible flying sequences.”

    Houston Chronicle

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristin Redmond | 12/9/2013

    " A good story set in and around Yellowstone about the forest fire fighters on the ground and from the air. A lot of the story takes place in air with a few harrowing moments. If you like airplanes or fly, you'll love this. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Andrea Kepner | 10/4/2013

    " As with Saving Cascadia, Nance should stick to true aviation thrillers. Fire fighting planes just aren't that interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ropajo | 7/2/2013

    " good story. quick read. interesting about forest fire fighting compared to house fire "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pete Thompson | 4/14/2013

    " Great book about fixed wing forest fire fighting. Excitement from start to finish. "

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