Mac Fontana series, high energy, heat driven, new level of psychological suspense.
The fire at the Dead Horse Paint Company was a nightmare. Not only
did the fire rage out of control, but also the team of firefighters
who committed a series of grave missteps & ended up having to cover
their tracts.Years later the horror of that day comes back. Callahan,
the arrogant old fire chief has to defend his role in a convention seminare about the fire which is attended by the entire firefighting community, including survivors of the fire. But before Callahan can utter a word, he is found dead in the trunk of a car, burned to a crisp in the snowy hills outside of town. First tragedy, now murder.
Fontana, no longer a disinterested party, has to dig painfully into his memory to find the way out of this one.