When Officer Ben Graystock becomes fed up with drug dealer Avery Spade’s ability to avoid arrest, he tries a highly illegal method to bust the criminal. Ben sets fire to Avery’s house. The officer assumes fire investigators will see the meth lab evidence and make an arrest. The plan does not work, resulting in Ben tracking down Avery’s other drug labs and setting additional arsons.
Police officer and volunteer firefighter Stuart Thompson is assigned to investigate these arsons. Thompson also happens to be Graystock’s close friend and partner at the police department.
Fire investigation turns to a murder investigation after Avery Spade assumes the arsonist is a local rival dealer. Spade kills the rival using a fire as a form of street justice. As the investigation progresses more fire deaths occur. The pressure is on for Officer Thompson to find a suspect and end the fires before more people die.
“A reality-based suspense–which makes it novel in it’s own right. Bad puns aside, the insiders take on how things really work was fascinating. From how to set a fire, fight it and investigate it afterwards, it was both clear and technical and yet as down-to-earth as a ride along. Multi-dimensional characters–you find yourself rooting hard for Ben Graystock. Definitely worth a look. I can’t wait for his next one!”
“It was a fast paced, action packed, mystery, thriller which had me going to the very end. I found it to be well written and I did not get bogged down or tempted to skip pages. I learnt a lot about fires and the men who fight them. If you enjoy reading stories about fire fighters or police procedure read this as you will love it! Highly recommend to all readers”