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Sunday Times best-selling author Stephen Leather's latest edge-of-your-seat thriller.
A standalone thriller from Sunday Times best-selling author Stephen Leather that takes us into the world of the London Fire Brigade's elite Investigations Unit.
Vicky Lewis is a force to be reckoned with: not yet 30 and already Crew Manager in the London Fire Brigade, she's destined for great things. But when she enters a burning building to save a man's life and leaves it with catastrophic injuries, all that changes. She's shunted over to the Fire Investigation Unit, where she's forced to team up with cantankerous veteran Des Farmer, aka the Grouch. When Vicky stumbles across the Grouch's off-the-books investigation into the fiery deaths of a series of young, blonde women, she decides to join him in his search for the truth.
The answer is close - perhaps too close. Vicky's already been burnt once, and now she's playing with fire....
©2018 Stephen Leather (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
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"The sheer impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist." ( Sunday Express)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Fersh on 02-04-18

More, please!

Thoroughly enjoyable. Fire fighter turned fire investigator, Vicky is a great new heroine for, hopefully, more thrillers like this. Stephen Leather is a super author, engaging his audience from first to last. I only guessed the villain late in the story, so was rapt throughout. Loved “The Grouch” and his part in the tale and his interactions with Vicky. A good combo for future stories, I hope!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-08-18

Gripping and dramatic

Brilliant book. Another fantastic book by Steven Leather. I would highly recommend this book. Amazing

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 02-24-18

The shout

Loved this book
Very different to Steven’s usual plots but great all the same.
Narration was terrific too

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