Before Titanic Sank, Chicago Burned!
Follow the monstrous conflagration that jumps rivers, panics its populace, and consumes a bustling city.
FIREBRANDS takes place the weekend of the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. Follow Shannon McCleary, a young Irish schoolteacher newly arrived in Chicago and Nicholas Collins, the incorrigible young boy she must tutor. Through their eyes witness the terrible tragedy unfold, from a simple barn fire on DeKoven Street to the insatiable, unstoppable monster that jumps rivers and consumes the city.
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About the Author
American author Paul Andrews was born and raised in the quiet mountains of rural Pennsylvania. He has been writing short stories, novels and novellas for over twenty years. Though his heart lies with historical mysteries and thrillers, he also dabbles in science fiction, romance and even the paranormal. While "The Man Who Would Not Die" is first novel, he has many other stories to share. Paul has a graduate degree from Rutgers University and spent many successful years in his day job as a R&D project manager. After working for a time in the avenues of Manhattan and Washington D.C, he slowly migrated south to warmer climes and a slower pace. He now works, lives and writes in North Carolina with his wife, their two children, and two cats.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A page turner about the Great Chicago Fire. Starts a bit slow as you get to know the two main characters, but once the fire starts, it picks up speed quick. Thought the description from the young boy's eyes was spot on for kid that age. Well researched, had no idea the fire moved so fast and took out so much of Chicago. Includes a Titanic-like love story for those who like a touch of romance.