When thirty-five-year-old lawyer Hunter Lee decides to turn his back on the New York City rat race that has made him rich but cost him his marriage, he takes his brother's advice and sets out to build a new life in the beautiful but isolated town of Fort Mason, Montana. However, escape is hardly what he finds there.Hunter befriends Paul Brule, a fire jumper-one of an elite corps of firefighters who parachute into remote wilderness areas to put out blazes before they become infernos-and gets a terrifying firsthand look at the reality of vast tracts of forest being reduced to ash in seconds by hundred-foot walls of flame. In this tiny town where everyone seems to have a secret, Hunter comes to suspect that this particular rash of summer fires is anything but accidental and could, in fact, be serving a more sinister purpose.As Hunter follows his instincts, Montana becomes a crucible where good and evil collide-and where one man, running from his past, takes on the burden of exposing the guilty while saving himself and those he cares about most from the greatest danger they have ever faced.
by Stephen Frey
by Patrick Robinson
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
"If the listener can ignore the improbable plot and concentrate on the many action scenes so well delivered by Erik Steele, this latest from Stephen Frey can be truly enjoyable. A 35-year-old lawyer who regularly wins multimillion dollar verdicts against big-time corporations gives it all up to become a fire jumper in Montana. Soon he becomes involved in a mystery of apparent arson for profit. Eric Steele is his element with his credible delivery of courtroom scenes and is totally exciting as he describes the jumpers' battles with raging Montana fires. As the sinister plot depicts what's really going on in this innocent backwoods community, Steele deserves kudos for his ability to deftly shift from scene to scene. A.L.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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