Item description for Summer of Fire (Yellowstone series) by Linda Jacobs...
It is 1988, and Yellowstone Park is on fire. Among the thousands of summer warriors battling to save America's crown jewel, is single mother Clare Chance. Having just watched her best friend, a fellow Texas firefighter, die in a roof collapse, she has fled to Montana to try and put the memory behind her. She's not the only one fighting personal demons as well as the fiery dragon threatening to consume the park. There's Chris Deering, a Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot, seeking his next adrenaline high and a good time that doesn't include his wife, and Ranger Steve Haywood, a man scarred by the loss of his wife and baby in a plane crash. They rally around Clare when tragedy strikes yet again, and she loses a young soldier to a firestorm. Three flawed, wounded people; one horrific blaze. Its tentacles are encircling the park, coming ever closer, threatening to cut them off. The landmark Old Faithful Inn and Park Headquarters at Mammoth are under siege, and now there's a helicopter down, missing, somewhere in the path of the conflagration. And Clare's daughter is on it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 4" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2005
Publisher Medallion Press
ISBN 1932815295 ISBN13 9781932815290
Availability 0 units.
More About Linda Jacobs
Linda Jacobs is a former field geologist and the author of the Yellowstone series. She lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Reviews - What do customers think about Summer of Fire (Yellowstone series)?
Fire in Yellowstone Sep 19, 2007
If you've ever wanted to learn more about the Yellowstone Fires of 1988, the courageous people who fought them and the park and surrounding areas then you MUST read this book. Ms. Jacobs has written an intense and suspenseful tale about wounded souls who find love and personal forgiveness in the midst of the fires.
NY Times bestselling author comments on Summer of Fire Sep 8, 2005
"Summer of Fire is at once a beautiful and disturbing voyage through the type of hell only firefighters understand. Human, brutal, wrenching. Clare Chance is as genuine a character as they come - brave, vulnerable, well-trained and thrown by her own act of escape into a forested hell. Beautifully crafted and shudderingly real." John J. Nance-NY Times Bestselling author of seventeen aviation thrillers - His 2003 Fire Flight is about the fires of 2000 in Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks.
Blazing Melodrama Sep 6, 2005
As one of the groundpounders on the 1988 fires in Yellowstone, I can attest to the accuracy of the setting. But I found the characters way over-written. Melodrama at every turn. Burnover, death, crashing aircraft, etc. on nearly every page. Claire Chance was not even close to believable. These characters need some serious therapy! Two stars on this one but have hope for her next.
Yellowstone Superintendent Bob Barbee's Comments Jun 19, 2005
BOB BARBEE - YELLOWSTONE SUPERINTENDENT 1983-1988 read SUMMER OF FIRE and called it "uncannily accurate." He also wrote,
"Linda Jacobs has produced a gripping novel about one of the most electrifying events in the annals of American wildfires - the great Yellowstone fires of 1988. Through her fictional characters, Jacobs has captured the essence of the emotional coaster, high drama, and the outstanding performance of America's finest wild land fire fighters. She has done her homework well and the setting is completely accurate. This is a compelling work and I had difficulty putting it down."
incredible look at the 1988 Yellowstone National Park fire Jun 8, 2005
In the summer of 1988 in Houston, firefighter Claire Chance watches her best friend and peer Frank Wallace die in an inferno in which she hopelessly observes his death just before she could grab him. Needing time away, Claire accompanied by her teenage daughter Devon accepts a temporary assignment at Yellowstone National Park battling a wildfire.
During an out of control wildfire, Claire rescues Park Ranger Steve Haywood, who she learns survived a plane crash in which his wife Susan and their child Christa died. He escapes his survivor guilt by overindulging in alcohol. Meanwhile Devon blames the split of her parents on her mother though her father Jay was sleeping with another woman whom he married immediately after their divorce. In a fight with Claire, Devon runs off at night with an inferno heading their way. Distraught Claire obtains some comfort in Steve's arms as they have fallen in love, but first must find a missing seventeen year old before the fire finds her first.
The lead couple is a courageous admirable duo while the support cast especially the rescue workers are also brave individuals. However, the star of the tale is the 1988 fire that engulfed Yellowstone National Park threatening the entire wooded treasure. Linda Jacobs, researching the devastation of seventeen years ago, provides a deep passionate thriller in which the romance and the family drama, though well written and entertaining in their own right, take a back seat to a fiery "villain". Ms. Jacobs pays homage to those intrepid firefighters and other responders who risked their lives to battle a raging conflagration