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Firestorm (Anna Pigeon) Paperback – May 1, 1997
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"Gripping. . .Harrowing. . .Brilliantly Executed" -- Washington Post Book World
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"Thrilling. . .Remarkable." -- New York Times Book Review
About the Author
- Publisher : AVON Books; 1st edition (May 1, 1997)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 298 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0380725827
- ISBN-13 : 978-0380725823
- Item Weight : 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.19 x 0.84 x 6.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,312,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
"A timely novel highlighting the worth and delicate nature of Nature itself." -Delia Owens Learn more
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While in camp, Anna and a crew of firefighters are overtaken by a flash fire. The tale of how they cope is riveting. The odd part is that one of the crew members is murdered while taking shelter from the firestorm.
Anna swings right into action investigating. With her tendency to be blunt and intrusive, she winds up offending the innocent as well as alarming the guilty. Anna has never been in a stickier situation.
Happily, FBI agent Frederick Stanton shows up, to help Anna with her investigation via radio communication and to pursue their unconventional romance. I really enjoy watching the interactions of these middle-aged lovers.
The plot of Firestorm is so complex that the reader doesn't have much hope of figuring out whodunit. I'd much rather be surprised anyway. The hidden agendas of the various characters add to the interest of the story. And the fire-ravaged forest with its crashing trees and thermal pools makes for a very chilling landscape.
So this is another winner from Nevada Barr. I'm glad this is a long series with many books to come.
Nevada Barr convincingly shows why rangers are called from many locations and the need to work as one in the midst of a Firestorm. The problem in working as one is that there is a murderer who has no compunction about covering up the first death with more. The most intense scene is when the Firestorm is blasting down the trail and the only way to survive is as dangerous as the fire itself.
Ms. Barr is a great storyteller who writes what she knows. I have no doubt that she has experienced survival in various parks and on a myriad of projects. She brings with her the full power that a writer can when she has lived the events--perhaps not the murder itself, but survival in it rawest form.