Fire Lover: A True Story

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Thorndike Press, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 655 pages
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From the acclaimed bestselling author of "The Onion Field" comes the extraordinary true story of a California arson investigator and fire captain who was also, according to government profilers, the most prolific American arsonist of the 20th century.

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This is not usually the type of book I like to read, but I read the description and the story seemed so outrageous I had to give it a shot. A firefighter who is also a serial arsonist? This is the ... Read full review

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Fire Lover is about the case of John Leonard Orr. Orr was one of the most respected arson investigators in the state of California...and one of the most prolific serial arsonists the United States has ... Read full review



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Writer Joseph Wambaugh was born in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 22, 1937. He joined the Marines right out of high school, but later earned both a B. A. and M. A. from California State College in Los Angeles. He worked for the Los Angeles Police Department from 1960 to 1974. His first novel was The New Centurions (1971) and several subsequent novels have been award winners. The Onion Field won an Edgar Award (1984), and Lines and Shadows won the Rodolfo Walsh Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers (1989). He has worked creatively on several film and television projects, including Police Story, The Black Marble, The Choirboys and The Blue Knight.

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