Sebastian Faulks meets Robert Harris in a wonderfully evocative and thrilling first novel about a firefighter in London at the height of the Blitz. Autumn, 1940, and the Luftwaffe is firebombing London, a capital rendered virtually defenceless by a legacy of appeasement and governmental incompetence. Jack Finlay, a young man already notorious for his capacity to fight fires, and men, is hauled reluctantly back from his artillery unit in the Western Desert. Finlay's Liverpool past is murky but London needs him now no ...

The Fire Fighter 2002, Vintage Books USA, London

ISBN-13: 9780099286400

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The Fire Fighter 2001, Random House UK, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780701169817