Wildfire Season

by Andrew Pyper

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd | March 31, 2005 | Hardcover

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ROSS RIVER, a.k.a. ""lost liver,"" is a town on the edge, clinging to the outside world at the end of the Yukon's loneliest road. It's the perfect hiding place for Miles McEwan, the town's hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. No one gets close to Miles, except the blackened spectre of a young man only he can see, a haunting reminder of the forest fire that scarred Miles's face and psyche, forcing him to abandon his plans for the future as well as the woman he loved.

But the slow burn of Miles's exile is about to explode into life—and death—over the course of a handful of days at the height of the wildfire season. A hunting party seeking one of the last giant grizzlies is about to encounter a savagery of a different sort. In the mountains, a flame ignited by human hands begins to smoulder. And amidst the primeval beauty of rock and forest, someone is contemplating murder.

As the hunting expedition confronts a chilling new enemy, and the growing inferno races to the edge of town, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue not only for the life of his five-year-old daughter—a child, who, until this dangerous summer, has been a complete stranger—but also for his own salvation.

In The Wildfire Season, Andrew Pyper returns to the fictional landscape of the last true wilderness, portrayed with such authenticity in Lost Girls, his bestselling first novel. A blockbuster work of storytelling that drives relentlessly to its heart-stopping conclusion, The Wildfire Season is a dark psychological thriller, a visceral adventure and an unusual, and unusually moving, love story. It is also a lyrical exploration of our most raw emotional truths, of what ultimately binds us to family, to conscience, to what remains of the natural world. The Wildfire Season is storytelling at its very best.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 324 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 1 in

Published: March 31, 2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 000200562X

ISBN - 13: 9780002005623

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Wildfire Season

by Andrew Pyper

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 324 pages, 8.75 × 5.75 × 1 in

Published: March 31, 2005

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 000200562X

ISBN - 13: 9780002005623

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ROSS RIVER, a.k.a. ""lost liver,"" is a town on the edge, clinging to the outside world at the end of the Yukon's loneliest road. It's the perfect hiding place for Miles McEwan, the town's hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. No one gets close to Miles, except the blackened spectre of a young man only he can see, a haunting reminder of the forest fire that scarred Miles's face and psyche, forcing him to abandon his plans for the future as well as the woman he loved.

But the slow burn of Miles's exile is about to explode into life—and death—over the course of a handful of days at the height of the wildfire season. A hunting party seeking one of the last giant grizzlies is about to encounter a savagery of a different sort. In the mountains, a flame ignited by human hands begins to smoulder. And amidst the primeval beauty of rock and forest, someone is contemplating murder.

As the hunting expedition confronts a chilling new enemy, and the growing inferno races to the edge of town, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue not only for the life of his five-year-old daughter—a child, who, until this dangerous summer, has been a complete stranger—but also for his own salvation.

In The Wildfire Season, Andrew Pyper returns to the fictional landscape of the last true wilderness, portrayed with such authenticity in Lost Girls, his bestselling first novel. A blockbuster work of storytelling that drives relentlessly to its heart-stopping conclusion, The Wildfire Season is a dark psychological thriller, a visceral adventure and an unusual, and unusually moving, love story. It is also a lyrical exploration of our most raw emotional truths, of what ultimately binds us to family, to conscience, to what remains of the natural world. The Wildfire Season is storytelling at its very best.

About the Author

ANDREW PYPER is the author of Lost Girls, his highly acclaimed first novel that was a bestseller in Canada, in the Top 10 on the TimesUK paperback list and in the Top 30 of The New York Times paperback bestseller list. The novel was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and The New York Times and is currently being adapted for the screen. His second novel, The Trade Mission, was selected as a Top 10 Best Book of the Year by the Toronto Star and was published in Canada, the US and the UK to great acclaim. Pyper is also theauthor of Kiss Me, a collection of short stories. While researching and writing The Wildfire Season, he spent three of the past five summers living in the Yukon. His home is in Toronto. Visit his website at www.andrewpyper.com.
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