Ross River is a town clinging to the outside world at the end of the Yukon’s loneliest road. It is also the hiding place of Miles McEwan, the town’s hard-drinking, fist-fighting fire chief. But the slow burn of Miles’ self-imposed exile is about to explode. As a hunting party tracking one of the last giant grizzlies confronts a different, more chilling enemy and an inferno ignited by human hands races toward the town, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue mission—not only for the life of his daughter but for his own salvation.
Andrew Pyper returns to the landscape of the last true wilderness in this blockbuster work of storytelling, a menacing psychological thriller that also explores what binds us to conscience, family and the natural world.
About the author
ANDREW PYPER is the author of Lost Girls, his highly acclaimed first novel that was a bestseller in Canada, in the Top 10 on the TimesUK paperback list and in the Top 30 of The New York Times paperback bestseller list. The novel was selected as a Notable Book of the Year by The Globe and Mail and The New York Times and is currently being adapted for the screen. His second novel, The Trade Mission, was selected as a Top 10 Best Book of the Year by the Toronto Star and was published in Canada, the US and the UK to great acclaim. Pyper is also theauthor of Kiss Me, a collection of short stories. While researching and writing The Wildfire Season, he spent three of the past five summers living in the Yukon. His home is in Toronto. Visit his website at www.andrewpyper.com.