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Fireball

(1991)
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In the lush Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York, the tranquil region surrounding Lake Placid is in for a shock...

Mike Leo, a seasoned policeman in the area finds himself chasing down the perpetrators of an unsuccessful bank robbery; two males and possibly one female.

The two males, Jeb & Lee have picked up a young and impressionable hitchhiker, Judy and convinced her to act as getaway driver.

However, when the robbery doesn't go to plan, the three escape into the forest. Unbeknownst to them, they have Officer Leo in tow not far behind...

Meanwhile, Hetty Redburn is the fire control officer working at the Saranac Fire Authority Centre. The one in charge of fire safety in Adirondack Park.

he is already having a bad day due to a fight wither son, however things are about to get considerably worse...

Colonel Paul Moller, an Air Force pilot is taking off when he and his crew begin to have trouble with all four engines of the plane. They quickly realise there is nothing more that can be done and bale out, leaving the plane to crash to the ground in a fiery explosion.

When he lands, he meets a man names John, who helps him deal with the injuries sustained in baling out. Moller is also informed that a large fire has broken out in the forest and could well be moving their way.

In their move to escape the fire, they bump into Kathy Ryan, who appears to be a journalist looking for a scoop on the fire. The three make their way together towards any safety they can find.

So begins the mad scramble to safety for all those within the reach of the violent, uncontrollable fire; devouring all in its path.

Can the fire control teams to anything to quell this wild beast?

And what can those stranded few do against such destruction?

Fireball is the gripping tale of the frantic struggle to survive against all the odds.

Praise for Peter MacAlan



'Splendidly exciting' - Fred Nolan, author of Brass Target

Peter MacAlan is one of the pseudonyms under which Peter Berresford Ellis has written. Ellis is a historian, literary biographer and novelist. Born in Coventry, Warwickshire, Ellis began his career as a junior reporter before becoming a full-time writer in 1975. He has published almost 100 books and is also the author over 100 short stories.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Peter MacAlan's Fireball

Hardback Editions

August 1992 : UK Hardback

Title: Fireball
Author(s): Peter MacAlan
ISBN: 0-7505-0286-X / 978-0-7505-0286-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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January 1991 : UK Hardback
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Title: Fireball
Author(s): Peter MacAlan
ISBN: 0-7278-4072-X / 978-0-7278-4072-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fireball
Author(s): Peter MacAlan
Publisher: Lume Books
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