Friday, July 17, 2009

Through the Fire by Shawn Grady

Though I haven't quite finished this book yet, I can tell you it's a great read so far. Grady is an excellent writer, a fresh talent, in my humble opinion. I've enjoyed his story, his characters, and his style of writing very much. You get lost in the words. So take a look below, check it out, and leave a comment, just in case I wind up with an extra copy of this one. Otherwise, order it—it's definitely worthy of your time.
This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Through The Fire

Bethany House (July 1, 2009)


Shawn Grady

Shawn Grady signed with Bethany House Publishers in 2008. He was named “Most Promising New Writer” at the 39th Annual Mount Hermon Writers Conference. Through the Fire is his debut novel.

Shawn has served for over a decade as a firefighter and paramedic in northern Nevada. From fire engines and ambulances to tillered ladder trucks and helicopters, Shawn’s work environment has always been dynamic. The line of duty has carried him to a variety of locale, from high-rise fires in the city to the burning heavy timber of the eastern Sierras.

Shawn attended Point Loma Nazarene University as a Theology undergrad before shifting direction to acquire an Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology as well as Paramedic licensure through Truckee Meadows Community College.

Shawn currently lives in Reno, Nevada, just outside of Lake Tahoe. He enjoys spending time in the outdoors with his wife, three children and yellow Labrador.

Firefighting burns in Aidan O'Neill's blood. The son of a fireman, O'Neill has a sixth sense about fire and often takes dangerous risks. When one act of disobedience nearly gets a rookie killed, O'Neill is suspended. His weeks off are supposed to be a time to reflect but instead he escapes to Mexico, where another rash act of bravery actually kills him. But only for a few minutes.

Called back to Reno, he's now haunted by visions of hell and paralyzed in the face of fire. And at the worst time, because an arsonist is targeting Reno. With a growing love interest with one of the investigators complicating everything, Aidan must discover where his trust rests as the fires creep ever closer.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Through The Fire, go HERE

UPDATE: I just finished the book tonight. Awesome read! Satisfying ending. Well written. Out of a five meow rating, Smudge gives a full five mews. I'm really looking forward to more books from Shawn Grady.


Ruby (Mouth) said...

Totally sounds like a great book. I like the fireman aspect as well as it being a Christian novel, which keeps it clean. :)

Ang said...

Wow! Sounds great. I'll have to check it out. Thank you so much for these reviews. It really is helpful when we are faced with soooo many choices out there but so little time to read :)

Dineen A. Miller said...

Ang, you're my winner! Congrats! Emailing you now... :-)