Firefighting burns in Aidan O'Neill's blood, but his innate gift for reading flames has made him overconfident and sometimes puts lives in danger. When one call goes horribly wrong and a rookie is hurt, Aidan ends up suspended and finds himself questioning everything.
An arsonist is targeting Reno, leaving a scorched path of destruction. The department needs Aidan back, but his return is troubled. The gift he relied on for so long has gone silent and it's as though the fires are coming for him, hunting him down. Teaming with a beguiling fire investigator who may know more than she's saying, Aidan must discover where his trust rests as the flames burn ever closer.
Shawn Grady's debut novel oozes authenticity as firefighter Aidan O'Neill fights demons within and without, no doubt as the author has done in his own career as a firefighter and paramedic. Shawn brings his firsthand experience to life with vivid descriptions, non stop action and human angst, creating an enthralling story layered with mystery and faith. Some of the writing is choppy in parts, yet it strangely fits with a firefighter's unpredictable and ever changing day and while I would have enjoyed a longer story, Shawn's first offering is great sign of things to come from this exciting new author.
Relz Reviewz Extras
Character spotlight on Aidan O'Neill
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