A powerful and disturbing psychological thriller set in the wilderness of Northern Canada, from the best-selling author of Lost Girls Of all the end-of-the-world places he could have run to after he was burned, Miles McEwan chose Ross River. Buried deep in the vast wilderness of the Yukon, it seemed the perfect place to escape the past. Best of all, he could carry on doing the job he loved - fighting fire. But five years on, Miles is still troubled by phantoms of his previous life: the young man whose agonizing death preys on his conscience, and the woman he abandoned as a consequence. And in the dark forest around Ross River violence is brewing. A small party, out to track bear, is about to encounter nature in its wildest and most ferocious guise. Elsewhere a killer is going about his work, quietly and ruthlessly. As the survivors of the hunting party are picked off one by one and fire rages through the mountains, Miles embarks on a desperate rescue mission, driven by love for a daughter who, until this dangerous summer, had been a perfect stranger. The Wildfire Season is a remarkable tour de force - an edgy psychological thriller, a supernatural chiller, a terrifying tale of untamed nature, a poignant love story and a riveting follow-up to Andrew Pyper's bestselling Lost Girls.
Andrew Pyper was born in Stratford, Ontario in 1968. He is the author of three novels, including international bestseller 'Lost Girls' (selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), which is currently in development by John Malkovich for a feature film adaptation. The film rights to 'The Killing Circle' have been sold to the award-winning producers of 'The Last King of Scotland'.
Andrew Pyper lives in Toronto.
Praise for Andrew Pyper:
'This is one scary book. You'll want to keep all the lights on as you read this one' Independent on Sunday
'This is an excellently written novel, brilliant in its evocation of atmosphere' Evening Standard
'Extremely compelling' Sunday Telegraph
'A hugely impressive and utterly compelling thriller' Independent
'A remarkably fine debut novel . Lost Girls has a menace that is all its own' Time Out
'Remarkable and compelling. But, more than that, it is a novel that goes some way towards reinventing the literary ghost story' The Times
'It packs a mean punch - and some rude surprises. A wonderfully twisted updating of James Dickey's Deliverance, this one will grip you' Guardian