Firewatching

Russ Thomas (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publish Date
February 25, 2020
Pages
368
Dimensions
6.5 X 1.6 X 9.2 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780525542025

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About the Author

Russ Thomas grew up in the 80s reading anything he could get his hands on, writing stories, watching television and playing videogames: in short, anything that avoided the Great Outdoors. He spent five years trying to master the Electronic Organ and another five learning Spanish. It didn't take him too long to realize he'd be better off sticking to the writing.

After a few 'proper' jobs (among them: pot-washer. optician's receptionist, supermarket warehouse operative, call-center telephonist and storage salesman) he discovered the joys of bookselling, where he could talk to people about books all day. Now a full-time writer, he also teaches creative writing classes and mentors new authors. Firewatching is his first novel.

Reviews

"Firewatching is a UK cop novel with a pitch-perfect blend of the best of the old and the best of the new - all the traditional strengths and charms are here, with a fresh and relevant 21st-century edge. I loved it."--Lee Child

"[An] excellent debut...This stunning police procedural marks Thomas as an author to watch."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"The richness of Tyler's character and the vividness of his negotiation of his own sexuality and the casual bigotry in his community are effective. The subsidiary characters are lively and believable, the arsons are particularly well described...This is a rewarding entertainment. A good detective in an incendiary procedural."--Kirkus Reviews

"[A] gritty first novel...Tyler and Rabbani make an intriguing team, and Thomas shows a flair for vivid imagery in this twisty, very dark procedural."--Booklist

"Tortured characters and the story's fires ignite a dramatic, riveting debut about fathers, sons, and secrets. Readers who appreciate Ann Cleeves's intricately plotted stories with complicated protagonists will welcome another British series into that fold."--Library Journal