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Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Finds!

Thanks to MizB for hosting this fun Friday meme!

Stephen Frey has a new book coming out soon! Hell's Gate hits the shelves on August 18th!

From Fantastic Fiction:

It's fire season in Montana...

From New York Times bestselling author Stephen Frey comes a riveting new thriller about a disillusioned star litigator who goes west to forge a new life in Big Sky Country -- and stumbles onto the toughest case of his career.

When thirty-five-year-old lawyer Hunter Lee decides to turn his back on the New York City rat race that has made him rich but cost him his marriage, he takes his brother's advice and sets out to build a new life in the beautiful but isolated town of Fort Mason, Montana. However, escape is hardly what he finds there.

Hunter befriends Paul Brule, a Fire Jumper -- one of an elite corps of firefighters who parachute into remote wilderness areas to put out blazes before they become infernos -- and gets a terrifying firsthand look at the reality of vast tracts of forest being reduced to ash in seconds by hundred-foot walls of flame. In this tiny town where everyone seems to have a secret, Hunter comes to suspect that this particular rash of summer fires is anything but accidental and could, in fact, be serving a more sinister purpose.

As Hunter follows his instincts, Montana becomes a crucible where good and evil collide -- and where one man, running from his past, takes on the burden of exposing the guilty while saving himself and those he cares about most from the greatest danger they have ever faced.

I'll admit the reference to "Big Sky Country" is what caught my eye. You just can't live in Montana's Big Sky Country for thirty years and not be a sucker for Montana based stories. It also helps that I lived within 50 miles of the Smokejumpers base, (we called them smokejumpers, not fire jumpers) and I actually know where Hell Gate is. It was the Hell Gate Treaty is what started the Salish Kootenai Reservation where I was born and lived for thirty years. I'm really looking forward to reading this one! (And just an FYI, I always sort of thought those smokejumpers were a wee bit crazy. Ballsy, yes, but just this side o' looney....)

What great books did you discover this past week? Share your FRIDAY FINDS with us! And check out other Friday Finds here!


Jess said...

This sounds great -- fantastic find!

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I haven't read anything by Stephen Frey but I'm recently really getting into thrillers for some reason. This sounds great!!

Mary (Bookfan) said...

I'm not usually a thriller-reader but this sounds so exciting! I like to read books about an area I'm familiar with - hope you enjoy it!

Becca said...

I imagine it takes a little bit of crazy to be a smoke jumper. But it is a good crazy, right? This one sounds great and there is always room on my TBR list for a good thriller.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I like stories about people who change their lives. This one looks good.

gautami tripathy said...

Wonderful title!

Here is my Friday Find

Kill Word Verification

bermudaonion said...

Wow, you have quite a connection to that book already! I hope you get the chance to read it.

Cackleberry Homestead said...

Thanks for sharing this - I love Stephen Frey so I will definitely be getting this one.

Violet said...

Ah Stephen Frey, could be good.

I avoid thrillers unless i can't avoid them anymore but finally loving them, well most anyway :)

serendipity_viv said...

I nearly mistook Stephen Frey for our very British Stephen Fry who wouldn't have a clue how to write a thriller! I need to make sure my eyes are focusing properly. Anyway fabulous find, it sounds really good.

ccqdesigns said...

I read the Mystery of Grace by Charles De Lint this week and was thrilled. It reminded me of the Shack. Very similar story, very different styles. This one went into my permanent library.

And I want you to know that I realy love reading your blog because it is so nice and clean, easy to read, well organized, and nothing is flashing in my face. That is soooooo nice.. Thank you.