Heat: Fire C.S.I. and the War on Arson and Murder

Heat: Fire C.S.I. and the War on Arson and Murder



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ISBN-13: 9781560255291
Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date: 02/15/2003
Series: Adrenaline Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.71(d)

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Heat: Fire C.S.I. and the War on Arson and Murder 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I ordered this book I had high hopes based on the description. I was very disappointed. This book has no photos - this information was not displayed in the book description. I bought this book thinking it would be a fast-moving interesting book about fires and the investigation thereof, and how the investigation aided in identifying cause of the fire and who did it. Instead, what I find is a book where each chapter consists of a synopsis of the careers of individual fire Captains, etc. While there are fires mentioned, they are mentioned only in passing, almost as brief as writing 'there was a fire at the Happy Land Disco in New York, some guy got angry at his girlfriend and came back and set the stairs on fire'. There are obviously more words than that in the chapter, but there is no inclusion of how the fire was fought, what challenges there were, or any edge-of-your-seat first hand experiences of firemen or survivors. I admire what the different fire Captains, etc., in this book have done over their careers, but I found the overwhelming inclusion of peripheral minor day to day issues to be boring. I found this book to be more about the people at the fire house and their problems, than about the fires themselves. This book would be have been so much better had it had photos and much longer descriptions of fires and first-hand accounts from survivors and firemen.