INTO THE INFERNO by Earl Emerson - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Earl Emerson.
Earl Emerson 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.
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. One of the
trucks was transporting livestock; the other carried within its cargo
an unmarked, innocuous-looking container. Now the highway is in chaos
with irate drivers, volunteer fire crews, and hundreds of escaped
The trucks are cleared, the highway reopens, and another day
ends. But the repercussions of the crash are enormous, because six
months later, the firefighters who were at the scene begin to
mysteriously succumb to unexplained accidents and ailments. Jim Swope
wakes up with the first, strange symptom - a symptom of an unknown
disease that renders its victims brain-dead within a week.
Now he has
only seven days to determine how he and his fellow firefighters have
been poisoned - and to discover an antidote...if one exists. If he
doesn't, these will be the last seven days of his life.