When Connor Ford realises he cannot be with the woman he loves he sets off on a reckless life photographing war ravaged countries with little thought for his own safety. However, events from his past come back to confront him. Another cracking story sure to stir up your emotions and have you reading til the wee small hours.
The fire that was to change so many lives started with a single shaft of lightning that struck a mountain ridge on a still and moonless night. The woman who camped nearby with her group of troubled teenagers slept on and heard nothing. Until the deadly inferno engulfed the mountain, and into the flames leaped The Smoke Jumper. His name is Connor Ford and he braves he the flames to save the woman he loves but cannot have, for Julia Bishop is the partner of his closest friend, Ed Tully. Julia loves them both but the tragedy on Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts. In the wake of the fire, Connor travels to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but not happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, when he must walk through fire again ...
|Publication date:||17th August 2006|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Primary Genre||Family Drama|
'Evans is not only a cracking storyteller, he has the rare ability to tell his tale with great vividness and simplicity, and descriptions of such neck-grabbing power that you feel you are sitting through a Hollywood blockbuster ... the reader is swept along by the sheer vigour of the narrative'
'A rich, imaginative, tragic and heroic tale, told unashamedly straight from the heart
'His storytelling powers are some of the most compelling in print
Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire and was a screenwriter and film producer before writing his first novel, the phenomenal number one bestseller The Horse Whisperer. It has now been translated into 36 languages and sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide since its publication in 1995. It is now also a Hollywood film, starring and directed by Robert Redford. He is also the author of The Loop and The Smoke Jumper. Nicholas Evans lives in Devon and London Author photo © Christopher JonesMore About Nicholas Evans