The Smoke Jumper
By Nicholas Evans
(Dell, Mass Market Paperback, 9780440235163, 576pp.)
Publication Date: July 30, 2002
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In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero...
The Smoke Jumper
His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow “smoke jumper,” Ed Tully. Julia loves them both--until a fiery tragedy on Montana’s Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them, and burns a brand on all their hearts.
In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the edge of human experience, traveling the world’s worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, he must walk through fire once more...
Nicholas Evans is the author of two international bestsellers and already boasts nearly 20 million copies of his books in print worldwide. He lives in London. Learn more about him at www.nicholasevans.com.
"[Evans’] richest work to date...compulsively readable."
--The Denver Post
"Epic...compelling...crackles with suspense."
--The Seattle Times
"Brim[s] with cowboy stoicism and wide-open spaces...Evans possesses an unusual ability to write big, all-encompassing, almost cinematic scenes."