First responders all over Scarlet Springs, Colorado wake to a red alert, warning of expected high winds later in the day. Eric Hawke, the town’s fire chief, has worked tirelessly to prepare his residents by promoting prevention measures. When he sees a small plume of smoke in the distance, Eric mobilizes to investigate and resolve before this turns into a bigger disaster that could threaten the surrounds and the town.
If you’re a fan of the author and the Colorado High Country & the I-Team series, you will think you’ve reached nirvana when reading this story. It is a stroke of brilliance to create a crossover story between the two series. It has everything…tension, suspense, community and romance. Every character has some role, all highly relevant, as the fire grows and rages out of control. The beginning lays firm ground for quietly beginning the background tension as you can slowly sense what may be coming. There are multiple storylines within the main plot and the transitions are handled skillfully with perfect timing.
I loved the updates from all the characters almost as much as I did the central story. Sometimes the suspense was so tough I had to put the book down to take a much needed breath. This story hit every high mark and is just flawless. I’m leaving out so many details because there’s so much I cannot isolate one subplot over another. This is the best of both series, offering strong themes around community, resilience, family and honor. I loved everything.
- Release Day: December 13, 2018
- Series: Colorado High Country #7 & I-Team #9
- Page Numbers: 311
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(I received an advance copy from NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review)