Thereâ€™s little else as thrilling as firefighting â€“ at least
to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowanâ€™s
blood: her father is a legend. Sheâ€™s been fighting fires
since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to
the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home â€“
even with reminders of the partner she lost last season
Fortunately, this yearâ€™s rookie crop is one of their
strongest ever â€“ and Gulliver Curryâ€™s one of the best. Heâ€™s
also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a
big vocabulary and a winter job at a kidsâ€™ arcade.
But everything is thrown off-balance when a dark presence
lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last
yearâ€™s tragedy. Rowan knows she canâ€™t complicate things with
Gull â€“ any distractions in the air or on the ground could
mean the end â€“ but if she doesnâ€™t find someone she can lean
on, she may not make it through the summerâ€¦.