The Dead Horse Paint Company

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Fire Chief Mac Fontana finds himself digging deep into his memory of a devastating conflagration that leaves nine firefighters dead and their helpless compatriots stunned and scarred for life. It is the fire at The Dead Horse Paint Company, a huge old barn of a store with a stuffed horse in the window. The fire takes a tragic toll, but not before an out-of-control team commits a series of grave missteps and ends up covering its tracks. Now, years later, the horror of the fire comes roaring back to haunt the Seattle firefighting community. Simultaneous hardcover release from William Morrow. June publication date. 2 cassettes.

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Nine people died in the fire that destroyed the Dead Horse Paint Company--a massive warehouse with a stuffed horse as its mascot. Now, several years later, people are still dying because of it. As in all the rest of Earl Emerson's superior, scrupulously crafted books about firefighter Mac Fontana, fire itself is one of the main characters: the way it ebbs and roars, the way it fools people into thinking they've beaten it. Fontana, now the fire chief in the small Washington state town of Staircase, was one of the survivors of Dead Horse. When an old boss (and enemy) is found burned to death in the trunk of his car in Mac's vicinity, all the fear and anger surrounding the killer blaze implodes out of the past. Other Fontana fire-eaters available in paperback are Going Crazy in Public and Morons and Madmen.

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Earl Emerson is a lieutenant with the Seattle Fire Department.

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