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The Devil is loose in southern Oregon. A monster wildfire explodes and begins to devour everything in its path. Miles from any roads, a father and his blind 11-year-old daughter are trapped while backpacking in the Kalmiopsis Wilderness. Smoke, flames, and tornadic winds thwart efforts to save them. The only way into the violent firestorm may be a dangerous, off-the-books rescue attempt proposed by a pair of rappelling firefighters.


But there’s no way out.

Adventure Writers Award Semi-Finalist

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Readers' Favorite Choice Five Stars

"Explosive, adrenaline-fueled action!"

—Publisher's Weekly/Booklife

"Brilliant...a dramatic and suspenseful page-turner!"

                                                 —Reader's Favorite


"John Riha is one of those rare authors who provides delectable detail with an irresistible plot line to deliver a truly fine piece of fiction. And it is a wild ride!"



"A great mix of adventure, peril and personal journeys that easily keeps the reader hooked."

                                              —Kevin Cannon for Reedsy

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