His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have. For Julia Bishop is the partner of his closest friend, an ambitious young musician called Ed Tully. Julia loves them both but the tragedy on Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them and burns a brand on all their hearts. With his blond, blue-eyed looks and laconic cowboy charm, Connor is the only child of a Montana rancher and a rodeo queen. Until that fateful day, he has been happy to spend his winters nurturing a career as a photographer and his summer vacations with Ed, 'smoke jumping' - being dropped by parachute to fight remote forest fires. Now, unable to be with the woman he loves, he embarks on a journey to the dark heart of human suffering, traveling to the world's worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness. Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day in another continent, when he must walk through fire once more for Julia, her child, and all that he holds dear. Nicholas Evans returns with an enthralling novel of love and loyalty, of guilt and honor. Sweeping from the towering wilds of the American West to the killing fields of Africa, The Smoke Jumper is the story of three people's quest for happiness and self-fulfillment, played out against the heroism of firefighting in the wilderness and photojournalism at the edge of human experience - a mesmerizing adventure for the spirit, told in the grandest tradition.
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The Smoke JumperReview:
In Nicholas Evans' The Smoke Jumper New York native Julia Bishop has no warning that spending the summer counselling troubled teens in Montana will change her life forever. Happily in love with smokejumper and musician Ed Tully, she looks forward to spending the summer weekends with him in Missoula and is stunned and disturbed by the instant connection she feels to his best friend, Connor Ford. Connor, a Montana rancher and smokejumper, loves fighting fires almost as much as he loves photography, and before the summer has barely started, he loves Julia Bishop just as deeply. The bond between the three is strong but the work of a smokejumper is fraught with danger and the trio soon face death by fire. Survival changes their lives forever and places them on paths that divide Julia, Ed and Connor just as surely as their individual journeys bind them irrevocably together. The Smoke Jumper is a tale of loyalty and guilt, honour and selfless love, and the human cost of choices made. --Lois Faye Dyer, Amazon.com
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Book Description 2002-06-03., 2002. Book Condition: New. Corgi Books. New edition. Paperback. Book: VERY GOOD. 528pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1746790
Book Description 2002-06-03., 2002. Book Condition: New. Corgi Books. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 528pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1670530
Book Description 2002-06-03., 2002. Book Condition: New. Corgi Books. New edition. Paperback. Book: GOOD. 528pp. . Bookseller Inventory # NF-1734115
Book Description Corgi, 07.06.2002., 2002. Book Condition: Neu. Auflage: New edition. 528 Seiten Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 356 21,4 x 14,9 x 1,9 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 217160
Book Description Corgi Books, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110552147389