In this #1 New York Times bestseller, Nora Roberts delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenalineâ€”men and women who wouldnâ€™t know how to live life if it wasnâ€™t on the edge.
Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. But thereâ€™s also little else as thrillingâ€”at least to Rowan Tripp. Being a Missoula smoke jumper is in Rowanâ€™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 homeâ€”even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air.
One of the best of this yearâ€™s rookie crop, Gulliver Curry is a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kidsâ€™ arcade. And though Rowan, as a rule, doesnâ€™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 yearâ€™s tragedy. Rowan knows she canâ€™t complicate things with Gullâ€”any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesnâ€™t find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.