Wildfire Season

Paperback | December 5, 2005

byAndrew Pyper

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Ross River is a town clinging to the outside world at the end ofthe Yukon’s loneliest road. It is also the hiding place of Miles McEwan, thetown’s hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. But the slow burn of Miles’self-imposed exile is about to explode. As a hunting party tracking one of thelast giant grizzlies confronts a different, more chilling enemy and an infernoignited by human hands races toward the town, Miles embarks on a desperaterescue mission—not only for the life of his daughter but for his ownsalvation.

Andrew Pyper returns to the landscape of the last truewilderness in this blockbuster work of storytelling, a menacing psychologicalthriller that also explores what binds us to conscience, family and the naturalworld.

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Ross River is a town clinging to the outside world at the end ofthe Yukon’s loneliest road. It is also the hiding place of Miles McEwan, thetown’s hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. But the slow burn of Miles’self-imposed exile is about to explode. As a hunting party tracking one of thelast giant grizzlies confronts a different, ...

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 b...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.88 inPublished:December 5, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393039

ISBN - 13:9780006393030

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book More dysfunctional heroes and their redemption. Good book
Date published: 2013-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Tragic and Endearing Tale This novel takes you on an unusual adventure right into the heart of God’s country, the ultimate wilderness… Some would consider the secluded village “Ross River” to be at the end of the loneliest road in the Yukon. It is the story of Miles Mc Ewan, a man scarred and troubled by his past who has found refuge in this remote region as a fire fighter. All of the author’s characters recount in their own words this tragic, endearing and heartbreaking tale. Even the grizzle bear is given human characteristics. I found the first part to be a bit slow and obscure, the multi- faceted narration distracted me, but as the story progressed, the writing flowed beautifully. The suspense and intrigue intensified when Mr Pyper’s characters described the chaos of fighting forest fires and how they affect the people and the surrounding environment. Through his words, the author successfully painted an outstanding vision of the landscape, giving us an insight into the dangers and perils, as well as the benefits of living in the wilderness. He has softened the tone by injecting some tender moments. The Wildfire Season is a very complex psychological thriller, one with a touch of mystic and one with a lasting impression.
Date published: 2009-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gripping, Intriguing, Fast-paced This book is terrific!! One of those books you can't stop reading yet don't want to end!! The Vancouver Sun put it best with "A brilliant melding of mystery, suspense, survival." as quoted on the front of the book. After reading this book, I purchased his other 3 - Lost Girls, The Trade Mission (aka Dark Descent), and Kiss Me (collection of short stories). I enjoyed them all (but I like The Wildfire Season the most). I love it when I pick up a book with no expectations and am blown away! Thank you Andrew Pyper!! When's the next one? Buy this book!
Date published: 2006-05-31