In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline—men and women who wouldn’t know how to live life if it wasn’t on the edge.
Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. But there’s also little else as thrilling—at least to Rowan Tripp. Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend in the field. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home—even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air.
One of the best of this year’s rookie crop, Gulliver Curry is a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade. And though Rowan, as a rule, doesn’t hook up with other smoke jumpers, Gull is convinced he can change her mind...
But everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year’s tragedy. Rowan knows she can’t complicate things with Gull—any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesn’t find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.
This searing stand-alone from bestseller Roberts (The Search) celebrates the smoke jumpers of Missoula, Mont., who routinely risk life and limb to beat down raging forest fires. As close knit as any military combat unit, the "Zulies" include veteran Rowan Tripp, haunted by the loss of Jim Brayner, her onetime jump partner who was killed the previous season in a fall, and rookie Gulliver Curry, who soon earns the nickname "Fast Feet" for his speed and prowess. Threatening trouble is cook Dolly Brakeman, Jim's girlfriend, who blames Rowan for his death and whose new baby may well be Jim's. Rowan and Gull grow closer as the team battles fires from Montana and Idaho to California and Alaska. Meanwhile, the Zulies are plagued by vandalism and sabotage as well as a killer with arson among his crimes. Roberts fans can expect another bestseller.
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A New Experience
I have read dozens of Nora Roberts books and I've loved everyone of them! Chasing Fire was a very interesting book for me because not only did it have the romance that I love but there was also the intrigue and the mystery but especially the detail about what firefighters go through on a daily basis. It gives you a true down to the roots appreciation for what these folks do. A great book! Loved it.
A great read
I am in awe of Nora’s writing. She puts so much research into her books. The knowledge and dynamics of fighting wildfires, the character development. I feel as if I am right there, grabbing hose and fighting along side with them. Too many people comment about Nora Roberts books being unoriginal, with typical story line. Just because her books end up with a happy ending, there is nothing typical about her storylines. No one can write such a beautiful romance in a well played suspenseful story. This is a great read!
It was a fun read. I loved the personality of characters. Being a wildland firefighter myself, i found this story line to be somewhat an adrenaline trigger.