From the author of Report from Engine Co. 82 comes the story of two best friends who chase their childhood dreams of becoming firemen but find themselves living significantly different lives.
Steely Byrne and Jack Haggerty grew up as best friends with dreams of becoming firefighters in the slums of Manhattan’s East Side. As they grew up and their dreams come true, they discover they are living very different careers as firefighters.
Though Steely and Jack both find themselves in the dangers of burning buildings and threatening fights, they realize they aren’t in the firefighting business for the same reason. Rising rapidly in the ranks, charming and ruthless Jack will stop at nothing to become New York City’s next Fire Commissioner, no matter the price.
Dennis Smith is a former New York City firefighter and a novelist. He has spent half of his life in the emergency service and the other half writing books. His career as a firefight, best-selling author, magazine publisher, business leader, and director of important youth service and emergency-service nonprofit organizations provides him a sound point of view about what is needed to make the world better and more connected.