by Clifford Thompson
Sharp, punchy, drenched in action. It feels like a war story … This is the true story of a London firefighter, now journalist, and his involvement in house fires and high-profile disasters over the last 25 years. One incident, early in his career, had a profound effect on him that he carries to this day. In a frank and honest way, Clifford recounts his personal experience of the 1988 Clapham train crash, the 1993 bombing of New York s World Trade Centre and the aftermath of the King s Cross fire. He describes the trauma that firefighters deal with every day and reveals that despite facing many horrific situations and experiencing major disasters, he cannot escape the haunting memory of a three-year-old boy dying in his arms after a house fire just days before Christmas.
UK Publisher: Mirror Books, September 2017
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The descriptions of firefighting are terrific—sharp, punchy, drenched in experience and action. It feels like a war story and that is absolutely right.”—Novelist and journalist Tony Parsons.