California Fire and Life

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 1, 2012 - Fiction - 352 pages
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FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE CARTEL.

When Jack Wade is called in to examine a suspicious arson claim, he follows the evidence into the crime infested inferno of the California underworld.
 
Jack Wade was the rising star of the Orange County Sheriffs Department’s arson unit, but a minor scandal cost him everything, except his encyclopedic knowledge of fire. Now working as an insurance claims investigator, Jack is called in to examine a suspicious claim: within hours of a disastrous blaze tearing through a wing of real estate mogul Nicky Vale’s house— causing the horrific death of his young wife—he filed a 3 million-dollar insurance claim. The tracks of the fire tell Jack that something's wrong, and as he follows the evidence the case grows to involve the Russian mob, Vietnamese gangs, real estate scams, counterfeiting and corporate corruption.
 
Things get so hot and deadly that Jack might not make it out alive . . . that is until he decides to fight fire with fire.




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User Review  - Stahl-Ricco - LibraryThing

Ok, I liked, and disliked this book. I liked the story, the action, the main character and plot! I liked the way the first 4 "chapters" and chapters 137 & 138 end! And I liked the ending in general! I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Narshkite - LibraryThing

Winslow can write! This is his first book, and he got better, but this is really great. What a fun mystery. I loved learning about fire, and California real estate, and the Russian Mafia. I loved Jack ... Read full review

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Bestselling author Don Winslow has written nineteen books and numerous short stories, as well as writing for television and film. He has received the Raymond Chandler Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.  A former private investigator and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.




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