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Fires of Time
by Barry Wilson

Category: Fiction / Historical
482 pages; ISBN: 0-9725615-0-1

Rating: 8/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Shirley A. Roe


Book Category: Fiction

Author: Barry Wilson

Fifth generation firefighter, Scott McLean is given the opportunity to travel back in time to observe history in the making. The only stipulation he is given is: “Observe Scott-just observe. Try not to do anything or touch anything that could change history.” Will our compassionate, hands-on hero be able to stand by while fire consumes cities and threatens lives?

Scott McLean, wife Patty and their best friends Brian and Jo find themselves in an unusual and potentially disastrous situation. Brian the scientist, has invented a time machine which enables travelers to visit days gone by. Will our travelers be able to leave well enough alone or will their sympathetic, loving natures demand that they interfere? What happens when one of the time travelers unintentionally returns with a passenger from 1906? Can Brian return him or is he doomed to stay in the future? We meet the grandson of our transported historic figure and learn how Dr. Tyler Hunter changed the world of medicine because of his meeting with Scott. When faced with a rescue mission concerning their own family, Scott and Patty must face their own challenges and more. Will they be tempted to manipulate the past and challenge destiny to save one of their own or will fate be victorious in spite of their efforts? Not until the suspenseful, surprising conclusion do we learn these answers.

Author Barry Wilson is a 26-year veteran firefighter paramedic who breathes life into his character, Scott McLean. Only someone who has experienced the devastation of fire first hand could provide the reader with such graphic scene setting and realistic descriptions. In depth research provides accurate historic details of the San Francisco earthquake and the Great Chicago Fire, as well as firefighting throughout history. This book has a little of everything: history, adventure, action, romance and science fiction. An exciting read that will keep the reader coming back for more.

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