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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: September 2004 ISBN: 9781597102858
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A pair of ferocious forest fires rages out of control, threatening to destroy two American national parks and incinerate thousands of homes and park buildings. As the desperate battle to squelch the global warming-induced fires before they "blow up" reaches a fever-pitch, a mysterious string of violent airborne accidents among the air tanker fleet produces a mounting body count. The air tankers - the old aircraft used by pilots to bomb the fires with fire retardant slurry - have been literally falling apart in midair. Clearly not designed for such punishing high-stakes flying, the flying museum pieces should have been grounded years ago.

Veteran pilot Clark Maxwell thought his fire bombing days were well behind him. But when Jerry Stein, Maxwell's friend and air tanker fleet-owner, calls at the height of the fire season to beg him to reenter the war, he doesn't hesitate. As the wildfires spread, whipped by massive winds and the federal forces arrayed against the fires reach their limits, hysteria and potential evacuation threatens the local population. In the middle of this crisis, Clark Maxwell becomes convinced that a sinister cover-up is behind the rash of horrific air disasters. 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 government agencies charged with mounting the aerial fire fighting effort - a move that for wholly unexpected reasons just may cost him his life.

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Quotes & Awards

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

    Houston Chronicle

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

    Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 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 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 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 Pete Thompson | 4/14/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon Kuntz | 10/29/2012

    " As usual Nance had written a book that holds your attention with suspense and action. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 7/12/2012

    " This was a quick weekend read about aviation and it carried me away to the life of a pilot, something that has eluded me all my life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 10/10/2011

    " Another fine novel by author John J. Nance. Go to amazon.com for extensive reviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete Tiffany | 2/11/2011

    " Great read. It was fun for me because I fought forest fires as a young man. Brought back some vivid memories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/11/2011

    " Good and suspenseful. Perfect combination for me of firefighting and aviation. Obviously not a classic, but a good, fun summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 12/25/2010

    " Loved it! It took me back to my younger years when I was married to a smokejumper (in a previous life). It was set in familiar territory (Idaho to be exact) and brought back memories of summers spent in the mountains. A very fun read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete | 10/4/2010

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gordon | 9/17/2010

    " As usual Nance had written a book that holds your attention with suspense and action. A very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ropajo | 10/15/2009

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 6/11/2009

    " Good and suspenseful. Perfect combination for me of firefighting and aviation. Obviously not a classic, but a good, fun summer read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 1/3/2009

    " This was a quick weekend read about aviation and it carried me away to the life of a pilot, something that has eluded me all my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pete | 11/1/2007

    " Great read. It was fun for me because I fought forest fires as a young man. Brought back some vivid memories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/1/2007

    " Loved it! It took me back to my younger years when I was married to a smokejumper (in a previous life). It was set in familiar territory (Idaho to be exact) and brought back memories of summers spent in the mountains. A very fun read! "

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About the Author

John J. Nance is a full-time writer, a veteran airline pilot, and an expert aviation consultant recognized worldwide by the print and broadcast media. He is the author of aviation-based novels and other nonfiction works. He lives in Seattle.