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Over the course of 11 novels, readers have been enthralled by Thomas Black's adventures and his growing relationship with partner Kathy Birchfield. Now, after almost a decade on hiatus, Black is back to face his biggest case yet.
No one writes with the power, authority, and poetry that Earl Emerson has demonstrated in his action-packed novels about fire and the people who make their living fighting it. In Firetrap, Trey Brown is a man tormented by race, by family, and now by a political firestorm that has erupted because fourteen people died in an illegal Seattle nightclub . . . and someone must take the fall. Captain Trey Brown is a black man in a Seattle fire department where the color of his skin keeps him largely on the outside looking in. As a child, Trey was adopted by a white family whose children were bred for wealth and power-but now Trey simply does his job, rides his Harley, and lives in bitter solitude. Then the Z-Club goes up in flames, killing more than a dozen people, all of them black, and the city's African American community demands to know: Did these people die because of their skin color? Jamie Estevez, the beautiful, ambitious reporter who becomes Trey's partner in the investigation, is everything Trey is not. Outgoing and gregarious, she tries to bring the lone-wolf fireman back into the world. But as their relationship heats up, Trey is forced to relive a painful episode from his past, when he was accused of a horrible crime and shunned by his adoptive parents. Suddenly, two mysteries-one of passion and family, the other of fire and murder-are unraveling around Trey. But so is everything he has done to protect himself. . . . Firetrap is vintage Earl Emerson: a gritty, emotionally charged novel set in a world of camaraderie and urban chaos, where one man has been a hero, a villain, and a victim-and hasn't even faced the deadliest danger yet. From the Hardcover edition.
Earl Emerson, bestselling author of Vertical Burn, turns up the heat with this dynamic, fact-based depiction of the world of firefighting. In a frantic race against time, one man must unlock the secret to his own potential demise and that of his entire department--as they venture . . . INTO THE INFERNO. In the freezing heart of the Pacific Northwest winter, a group of firefighters from North Bend Fire and Rescue responds to a freeway accident. Two trucks have collided on the icy pavement.
The acclaimed, Shamus Award-winning author of the Thomas Black detective novels makes a bold departure with a thrilling outdoor adventure set in the Pacific Northwest, where a biking trip descends into a deadly battle for survival between two vengeful rivals.
In his pulse-pounding thrillers, Earl Emerson takes readers into the heart of the world's most dangerous profession, where the next alarm might bring sudden death. Based on stunning, actual events in the author's life, this electrifying new novel is a frightening duel between a Seattle firefighter and a man who wants to burn him down. . . . To a firefighter, there's nothing worse than a nuisance arsonist. His multiple fires keep a station up at night, running in circles, and more vulnerable at th...
Jason Gum is a rookie firefighter--and he's in deep trouble. After playing around on company time, Jason arrives late to a fire, where two of his colleagues cover up for him and he's ultimately hailed as a hero for a daring rescue. Now Jason is expected to return the favor when the two colleagues steal more than $12 million! Even worse, shortly after the battalion chief discovers the theft, he's found dead in the smoke room. Jason is caught in an ever-escalating vortex of blackmail and deceit.
Earl Emerson is the poet laureate of men and women who make their living where the heat is, bringing to life the terror of a burning building and the moments of solitude, solace, and camaraderie that happen in between. Now, Emerson has written a mesmerizing novel of suspense about a man who goes into a fire as a hero and a friend, and comes out as an outcast-and a target. VERTICAL BURN Twenty-eight paces. John Finney counted his steps as he fought his way for help from inside a Seattle warehouse bur...
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