It is not often that books are known for hooking readers in the first chapter, but this is definitely an exception. As a 911 dispatcher, I was able to picture my crew in the thrilling opening scenario of a working fire. Although there are many names and characters introduced immediately, it is not confusing and you are shown what links this firehouse family together.
It is not often that readers are able to get a female perspective for a first responder and you are shown family history right away as to why she has picked this line of work.
With an amazing verbal depiction of the fire scene, you are opened up to every one of your five senses. You can smell the smoke, taste the sweat, hear the explosions, feel the eerie building and see the sheer impact of this emergency. This is a definite read!