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

Wayne M Miller (Author) Mike Clark (Cover Design by)
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Product Details

Price
$32.00  $29.44
Publisher
Wayne M. Miller
Publish Date
September 05, 2019
Pages
490
Dimensions
5.98 X 1.06 X 9.02 inches | 1.81 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781733340311
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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 private career, he examined more than 2,300 fire and explosion scenes 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. Burn Boston Burn is Mr. Miller's first boo.
Owner, Mike Clark Designs

Reviews

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