FDNY Fire marshal Georgia Skeehan hunts a killer walking the streets of Manhattan in this five-alarm thriller and third in the series.
Suzanne Chazin, a rare novelist writing about firefighters and their dangerous work, pays homage to the brave men and women of the Fire Department of New York in her electrifying Georgia Skeehan series.
In Fireplay, Skeehan is forced to collaborate with an arsonist-turned-FBI informant-a man she believes is a master "torch" whose crimes have remained unsolved for years-and investigate the scene of a vicious blaze in downtown Manhattan. As the informant draws her deeper and deeper undercover, she witnesses the meeting of a shadowy group plotting a crime of unprecedented proportions and is shocked to see someone from her past among the participants-the father of her young son. Encountering closed doors and higher-ups who don't trust her at every turn, she must confront a particularly painful unsolved case-the fire that killed her father-in order to unlock the mystery of the most recent fire. As Georgia edges closer to the truth and her own personal vengeance, she finds a killer she would have never suspected.
About the Author
Suzanne Chazin is a member of the International Asso-ciation of Arson Investigators. She has unusual access to the inner workings of the FDNY: her husband is a high-ranking chief and twenty-one-year veteran of the department, and her research has included extensive interviews with many of its members.
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This was a great book. A real page-turner. The story is well-written and moves right along. It is filled with surprises. It has interesting characters. I really enjoyed it. As well as this author's Jimmy Vega series.
A fire breaks out in the basement of a fancy restaurant in Manhattan and when the firemen go in, they lose sight of the entrance. When it is time for them to get out only one of the three makes it, a rookie who feels like he should have been the one that died. Fire Marshall Georgia Skeehan and her partner Randy Carter determine immediately that it was arson....... The duo learns that extortionist torch Freezer called talking about the fire and asking for money. Randy knows that Freezer is Mike McLaughlin, who doesn¿t care if somebody gets killed in his fires. When they go to bring him in for questioning, the FBI force them to free Freezer. He is their informant for a domestic terrorist organization called the Green Warriors and they have every hope that Michael will find out the identity of their leader so the Feds can make an arrest. Georgia isn¿t about to let the killer of two fireman get away with murder so she goes undercover, risking her life many times over to bring him to justice...... Suzanne Chazin captures the mood of the New York Fire Department over a year after the tragic events of 9/11. Readers will empathize even more with these brave men and women who continue to risk their lives. Knowing who the villain is only makes this thriller more interesting because it looks like he will get away with murder and the audience hopes as they read feverishly that he will just make one slip. FIREPLAY is a very hot and juicy thriller....... Harriet Klausner