Pyro

Pyro In his pulse pounding thrillers Earl Emerson takes readers into the heart of the world s most dangerous profession where the next alarm might bring sudden death Based on stunning actual events in t

  • Title: Pyro
  • Author: Earl Emerson
  • ISBN: 9780345462893
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • In his pulse pounding thrillers, Earl Emerson takes readers into the heart of the world s most dangerous profession, where the next alarm might bring sudden death Based on stunning, actual events in the author s life, this electrifying new novel is a frightening duel between a Seattle firefighter and a man who wants to burn him down To a firefighter, there s nothinIn his pulse pounding thrillers, Earl Emerson takes readers into the heart of the world s most dangerous profession, where the next alarm might bring sudden death Based on stunning, actual events in the author s life, this electrifying new novel is a frightening duel between a Seattle firefighter and a man who wants to burn him down To a firefighter, there s nothing worse than a nuisance arsonist His multiple fires keep a station up at night, running in circles, and vulnerable at the next real call And in Seattle, Lt Paul Wollf of the Station Six s ladder truck hates a pyro than most Two decades before, an arsonist s fire killed Wolff s firefighter father, sending his mother into a spiral of depression and triggering a chain of events that left his brother in jail for murder and Wollf alone, seething in anger and isolation.Already disciplined for punching out a superior officer, Wollf is now taking a young female firefighter under his wing Despite the stationhouse leers and jokes, Wollf is only doing what comes naturally, helping out an underdog and bucking the system But soon he and Cindy Rideout find themselves in a fierce political battle inside the department, just as a pyro starts to turn Seattle into his private little hell.With fires springing up across the city, Wollf begins to see a pattern The fires being set are coming closer and closer to Station Six And when a crucial piece of evidence turns up, Wollf suspects the unthinkable this pyro has turned him into a fiery target.In Paul Wollf, Earl Emerson has created a hero on the brink For when the pyro s rampage puts Wollf in the public limelight, Wollf must choose between his burning rage and the chance to step back for once and see a shocking truth hidden beyond the heat.From the Hardcover edition.

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    1. This book is the closest you'll ever want to get to playing with fire. It discusses all the emotion and work involved in firefighting that people often overlook, as well as the tactics used to prevent fires.

    2. Regular readers will (maybe) remember that I love this guy. Haven't read a book of his that I haven't liked at least. I even have some signed editions (which has nothing to do with the fact that he's a nice-looking guy in turnout gear. Really. No, REALLY). But. I couldn't finish this book. It's not one of his series characters, but about a firefighter whose dad died in an arson fire about 20 years before. He is just the age of his father when he died, and there is a sudden spate of arson fires v [...]

    3. Earl Emerson is a fire fighter who makes his home in North Bend, Washington, an exurb of Seattle halfway up the Cascade mountainside. Thus, he can write thrillers involving fires and fire fighting, and know what he's talking about.I believe this was his debut novel in a new series, having abandoned a different, more whimsical storyline and going for a heart-pumping, brain-bending adrenaline rush in its place. He has succeeded.I won't give you any spoilers here. Just know that this is a gripping [...]

    4. Fast pace, action ride in the firefighting world. I loved how short the chapters were and how to the point it all was, no long pointless descriptions or long drawn out prose. I know more than enough about firefighters and I'm glad that the book went in depth in how those heroes put their lives on the line every day for us citizens. This read like an action movie and it was good. It had heart. I felt for Paul Wolff and I really wanted everything to turn out right for him and yet, even though his [...]

    5. Vintage Emerson -- which means it's very good! The action is good; the characters are good; the dialogue is good The firehouse action is, of course, entirely in his wheelhouse, but he's SO good with bringing it all alive and making us care. This is my eleventh Emerson read (I own six), and I absolutely WILL buy everything else he offers!

    6. Great book. As a volunteer firefighter, it was nice to read something where the technical parts of firefighting were mostly correct, but not overly so. It kept it interesting to me, while not so technical to make it too complicated for the person whose only experience with fire fighting are movies like Backdraft and Ladder 49.

    7. Slow beginning but the characters were really complex and I liked the realness of it all. Great plot as well. Now I'm going to go start a fire lol.

    8. This book was OK - took place in Seattle always fun reading - I liked how he used different narrators. I'm not sure if I want to read his other books - they all seem to be the same.

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