Burn Boston Burn: 'The Story of the Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country'

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Wayne M. Miller
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6.0 X 9.0 X 1.06 inches | 1.81 pounds
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About the Author

Wayne Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Boston for 25 years. He has been involved in numerous high profile illegal firearms, bombing and arson cases. As a member of the ATF National Response Team, Mr. Miller responded to several major fire and explosion incidents. During his public and 18-year private career, he examined more than 2,300 fire and explosion scenes in 43 states plus provided expert testimony in numerous Federal and State courts.Mr. Miller has been a member of the International Association of Arson Investigators since 1984 and has held numerous positions within the MA Chapter of the IAAI. Besides teaching fire investigation as an Adjunct Professor at Cape Cod Community College for 2 semesters, he has been a speaker on fire-related topics over 80 times throughout the United States and in Canada.He published his book, Burn Boston Burn - The Largest Arson Case in the History of the Country in August 2019.
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Boston Fire Department Commissioner and Chief of the Department, November 9, 2001 - September 4, 2006; author


This true-crime procedural is a well-written, entertaining, insider account of the arson epidemic that terrorized Boston for over two years in the 1980s...

Exhaustively researched, the book covers the case from start to finish. We come to understand the large cast of characters' motivations from many complicated perspectives, often in their own words. Why they did what they did is a central theme of the book, explored without sensationalism.

Fast paced and suspenseful, the prose is taut not only as the arsonists light their incendiary devices...but also in the dogged investigative efforts that led to their arrests, and the detailed accounts of the arsonists' trials. The author is always informative...works hard to broaden the book's appeal to the general reader... and to convey his characters' unique voices and physical presence.

By the end of this wild ride, the reader wants to know what happened in the decades since the case was closed and the author doesn't disappoint. The reader is brought up to date on the main characters in an excellent epilogue. Editor for BookBaby