Black Fire Author:Steve Brown With light from the flames, Wheeler Adams saw the black woman lying in front of the burning doors. "Mrs. Jackson, get away from that door!" The woman did not move nor did she answer him. As Adams stumbled toward her, one of the lamps lost its grip on an overhead beam and fell into the pews. In the parking lot someone shouted how best to attack t... more »he fire. The volunteers were going to put a stream of water through the vestibule and when they did, those doors would certainly collapse on Jackson. Adams yelled for them to hold up and for his trouble got a mouthful of smoke. Smoke was everywhere, rolling off the ceiling, pushing down in black balls, looking for new victims. The front of the building was completely engulfed in flames. So were Jackson's feet.
"Reminiscent of John Grisham, Brown's novel is told on two levels: a story of today's race problems; the second, a journal from the years just after the Civil War--a journal so real it may have been an actual accounting of those times." --Jack R. Pyle winner of AWA's Book of the Year Award The Sound of Distant Thunder« less