Holding Fire: A Love Story
"Elissa Wald's first novel renders the lives of three New York City firemen and the people closest to them. Among them is Alicia, a stripper and aspiring writer in search of the man who rescued her more than two decades ago; Seamus O'Day, firehouse captain and fire department football coach, whose career has culminated in what the Bravest call "The Supreme Sacrifice"; Matilda O'Day, wife, mother and untimely widow; and a cast of other heroic yet all-too-human characters." "At the story's heart is Captain Jonah Malone, a Vietnam veteran and recovered alcoholic, whose courage in the face of fire has made him a living legend within the ranks of the FDNY - and whose transcendent career comes at a staggering price. Haunted by the war and driven by his own private demons, Captain Malone is a consummate professional in any catastrophe but less equipped to handle the civilian side of life - especially his many opportunities for long-term intimacy and love. His readiness to brave anything to save others has made him the most decorated firefighter in New York City, but left him at a loss when it comes to saving himself."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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