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Monday, October 6, 2014


Gary Ryman's newest & latest book Mayday! Firefighter Down was released by Hellgate Press  September 2014.

...Lieutenant Dave Michaels is a chief officer in the making, according to some, as is his best friend, fellow officer and brother-in-law, Matt Thompson. After an intentionally set fire kills Thompson, Michaels begins to investigate the fire himself, angered by the slow police action. A series of similar fires convinces him that the key lies with the buildings' owner, the ex-wife of his deputy chief. But Michaels' dogged pursuit of the arsonist eventually puts him at odds with his superiors and a gritty, old-school detective named Witkowski. And it's not just his career that's in danger. Michaels' life is also on the line as the arsonist has a plan to permanently extinguish the fireman's burning desire for justice. ...

I do know Gary Ryman over several years now and he is an acquaintance of mine that I have the pleasure in saying I'm glad to have made within the Fire Protection Field of sorts. I also know Gary as well socially here on this thing called the internet on both Twitter and Google Plus (G+). Gary Ryman's Twitter handle is @GaryRynman . 
Having read Gary's first book Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family
and thoroughly enjoyed the great firefighting stories it had to tell. I'm happy for the successful second book released that Gary has pened and do look forward to the thrilling firefighting journey it will tell within it's pages. 

This is what has been said & are saying thus far about the new book....

"Gary Ryman is a master storyteller, his intricate details eliciting a full range of emotioins as he strategically positions you inside the head and heart of the firefighter feeling the heat, on and off the fire scene." ~ Chief Tiger Schmittendorf

"Mayday! Firefighter Down is a great read in the genre of Dennis Smith's Steely Blue and shouldn't be missed. Ryman kept the firefighter in me interested and the writer in me waiting to see what happens next." ~ Deputy Chief Michael "Mick" Mayers

"An incredible read! The Chief has blended just about all of the elements of a great American novel into this one--Mystery, Murder, Greed, A Sexy Love Story and Great Firefighting Action. This book should be required reading for all aspiring and new firefighters." ~ Dennis Rubin, former Fire Chief, Washington D.C.

"Ryman hits one out of the park...From the first dispatch to the jaw dropping ending (or is it?), Ryman takes you on a thrilling journey as a Truck Officer in a busy fire station, plagued by an arsonist. Mayday! Firefighter Down is a compelling read; once you start you won't want to put it down!" ~ Fred Bales, CFPS, CFI PA Senior Fire/Public Safety Instructor

MAYDAY! FIREFIGHTER DOWN by Gary Rynman now available on Amazon in softcover and  Kindle versions. Also available on Barnes & Noble in both softcover and Nook options.

(The usual disclaimers: I am not a journalist; This is a blog that expresses an outlook and is not conclusive in any shape or manner.) 

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