The Wildfire Season

by Andrew Pyper

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on The Wildfire Season

Tense and exhilarating, this book just kept getting better with every page.  The pleasant slow start creating characters and atmosphere builds to a climax that literally took my breath away.  You know it’s coming but are shocked anyway, along with the characters.  In essence it’s a thriller but with a very human story.  The portrayal of wilderness fire-fighting is quite outstanding.  An exceptional read.

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Sarah Broadhurst

The Wildfire Season Synopsis

Of all the end-of-the-world places he could have run to after he was burned, Miles McEwan chose Ross River. Buried deep in the vast wilderness of the Yukon, it seemed the perfect place to escape the past. Best of all, he could carry on doing the job he loved – fighting fire.

But five years on, Miles is still troubled by phantoms of his previous life: the young man whose agonizing death preys on his conscience, and the woman he abandoned as a consequence. And in the dark forest around Ross River violence is brewing. A small party, out to track bear, is about to encounter nature in its wildest and most ferocious guise. Elsewhere a killer is going about his work, quietly and ruthlessly.

As the survivors of the hunting party are picked off one by one and fire rages through the mountains, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue mission, driven by love for a daughter who, until this dangerous summer, had been a perfect stranger.

The Wildfire Season is a remarkable tour de force – an edgy psychological thriller, a supernatural chiller, a terrifying tale of untamed nature, a poignant love story and a riveting follow-up to Andrew Pyper's bestselling Lost Girls.

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The Wildfire Season Press Reviews

Praise for Andrew Pyper:

‘This is one scary book… You’ll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one’ Independent on Sunday

‘This is an excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of atmosphere’ Evening Standard

‘Extremely compelling’ Sunday Telegraph

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ISBN: 9780007165063
Publication date: 03/10/2005
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007165063
Publication date: 3rd October 2005
Author: Andrew Pyper
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (a Format)
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,

About Andrew Pyper

Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario, in 1968. He received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill University in Montreal, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. He is the author of four bestselling novels, including THE GUARDIANS and LOST GIRLS. He is also the winner of the ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD.   Author photo © Heidi Pyper

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